‘A delightful account of living the dream – and saving nature.’ – Dr Stephen Moss, Naturalist, Author and Award-Winning TV Producer of BBC’s Springwatch
‘Sally Mills’ book will remind us all of the heroes, both Brits and Sechellois, who have tended Aride and its nature and restored it.’ – Baroness Barbara Young of Old Scone, Ex RSPB Chief Executive.
Swapping Somerset security for tropical tempestuousness, Island to Island portrays a rare insight into a dynamic and challenging, yet privileged existence living amongst a million seabirds and some of the rarest wildlife in the world.
A nature lover’s dream, to manage a tropical island nature reserve in Seychelles, just one mile long by half a mile wide, six nautical miles from the mainland, with no electricity or running water. However, from star-filled skies to merciless monsoons, deadly pisonia to devastating poaching, turbulent seas to tumultuous staff, existence became dominated by an eclectic mix of emotional turmoil.
‘Responsible for an island which has magpie robins and other key birds of considerable interest… I have been most impressed by the way you have run the island’ – Dr James Cadbury, Aride Island Custodian
‘A fascinating true story of island life, with a close and expert attention to detail in the descriptions of both the natural world and of humankind’ – Dr Liz Williams, Author of The Ghost Sister, and historian.