"A journey to New Zealand's most fascinating, wild and isolated islands. Following on from their non-fiction book-of-the-year winning Coast, this is the next epic journey from writer Bruce Ansley and photographer Jane Ussher. New Zealand is surrounded by hundreds of islands, mainly remnants of a larger land mass now beneath the sea. Some are idyllic retreats; others have poignant histories of castaways, prisons and leper colonies. Some have become sanctuaries, safe from destructive predators; some are farmed by fifth and sixth generations of the same family; others are isolated outposts, barely sustaining life at all; while some are hidden where you'd least expect... Islands featured- Cavalli Islands, Bay of Islands; Great Barrier, Little Barrier, Arid; Puketutu, Pakatoa, The Noises, Rabbit Island; Waiheke, Kawau; Rangitoto, Rakino, Rotoroa, Motuihe; Great Mercury, Slipper, Motiti, White Island; Somes, Mana, Kapiti, Motuopuhi; Arapawa, Motuara, D'Urville, Hauwai; Browne's, Ripapa, Quail, Quarantine; Dog Island, Titi Islands."
Long-listed for Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - Illustrated Non-Fiction 2017.