Islands are so often unique - their very isolation allows them to be different: culturally, socially, ecologically and even geoglogically! Unforgettable Islands to Escape to Before You Die takes you to some of the most spectacular islands on the planet. Some are remote, others you will never have heard of. Some are more familiar but are shown in a way that will surprise and intrigue you.

From the ancient rock island of Kubu in the middle of a salt pan in Botswana, to thriving Hong Kong Island; from the quiet remoteness of the Stockholm Archipelago to the frenetic festival on Sagar Island in the Ganges in India and even from the snowy wastes of Svalbard in the high Arctic to the deserted shores of Socotra off the coast of Yemen this book will show you a world you probably never knew existed but won't be able to resist exploring.

Brought to you by the same team as the internationally bestselling Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die, which has sold over 200,000 copies of the UK edition alone. Author and principal photographer, Steve Davey and associate photographer Marc Schlossman visited each of these islands between them in just eleven months and have created a lavishly illustrated and evocatively written book that will educate and inspire both the experienced and armchair traveller alike.

Some comments from the first book:

“As you turn each page, you mentally add another destination to your personal must-see list. Once you have suppressed your pangs of jealousy and got over the fact that Davey has been lucky enough to visit all these places, the perfect photographs of mountains, temples, beaches and rainforests remind you of why you love to explore the world.”
Wanderlust Magazine


“Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die has been a real inspiration, and has prompted me to give up this years two weeks on the Costa Del Sol in exchange for something more spectacular.”
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“My wife bought me your book for my 28th birthday and it has inspired us to travel the world! We are currently in Thailand and head to India next month. “
Andy & Jane Mucklow

Unforgettable Islands To Escape To Before You Die is published on 1st February, 2007 (BBC Books, 18.99)

The English edition will also be sold in Australia and New Zealand.