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Gavin Francis Live Literature Event
August 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
FROM ROBINSON CRUSOE TO DESERT ISLAND DISCS
After qualifying in medicine from Edinburgh in 1999, multi-award-winning author Gavin Francis spent 10 years travelling, visiting all seven continents.
He is the author of six books of nonfiction and his recent work Island Dreams – Mapping an Obsession (2020) was shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year.
Blending stories of his own travels with psychology, philosophy and great voyages from literature, Island Dreams seeks to shed new light on the importance of islands of isolation in the collective cultural consciousness, from Robinson Crusoe to Desert Island Discs. Island Dreams contrasts a travel narrative that crosses the world – from the Aegean to the Andaman Islands, from Skye to South Georgia – with the realities and responsibilities of a settled and connected life.