An extraordinary journey deep into the history and landscape of the Hebrides, exploring their turbulent history, the spread of their influence and how these islands have shaped the nations of Britain. Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize and the Saltire Prize in 2017.
'I devoured Love of Country in a couple of sittings. It's a magnificent book, a heroic journey that takes us as far into the regions of the heart as into the islands of the north west'
'A luminous enquiry... an exquisite and realistic account of life at the edge.. Bunting [is] a shining companion through the tangle of the isles.'
Candia McWilliam, 'Best Books of the Year', Herald.
A splendid, precise and gracious book.. [engaged] with questions of politics, religion, culture and our emotional responses'
Stuart Kelly, Scotland on Sunday
'Excellent.. I cannot think of a more intellectually challenging or rewarding travel book in recent years'
Mark Cocker, New Statesman
'Bunting explores the choppy history of the Hebrides and makes you feel you are there even if you have just left'
Jackie Kay, 'Best Books of the Year', Observer
'The best book I have read about any of these islands.. It is simply a book you must read.'
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