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Hebrides are picture perfect in Peter May spin-off book

By SPP Reporter

Bosta beach in one of David Wilson's photographs from 'The Hebrides'.
Bosta beach in one of David Wilson's photographs from 'The Hebrides'.

CRIME writer Peter May’s trilogy of Lewis set novels have become an international success story, even encouraging some of his fans to make trips to the Western Isles to see the locations in his book for themselves.

Now his publishers Quercus have made it possible for May’s fans to see those locations for themselves in photography book The Hebrides, which matches fresh words from Glasgow-born May with images by his former colleague from Gaelic soap opera Machair, David Wilson.

"It gave me an opportunity to talk about my own relationship with the islands and for me there was only one guy for the job of taking the photographs, David, who was my production manager on Machair," May said.

"He fell in love with the islands and now lives there. He’s always been an excellent photographer and he just jumped at the chance. The book has been phenomenally successful and I think it’s going into its third re-print."

May can be seen in Aberdeen’s MacRobert Lecture Theatre on Saturday 11th January and at Inverness Town House on Monday 13th January to talk about his latest book Entry Island, set on a small island in Canada’s Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

To discover more about the book, see our exclusive interview with him in your local newspaper.

Entry Island and The Hebrides are both out now from Quercus books.

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