Island mentality: how the Hebrides have shaped British culture

From The Guardian

In British literature, islands emerge as places of particular power. They offer magic, intrigue and adventure as well as damnation. Treasure Island, Peter Pan, Swallows and Amazons and Lord of the Flies are all set on islands. It is significant that the authors of three of them – JM Barrie, Arthur Ransome and Robert Louis Stevenson – spent formative periods in the Hebrides.

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