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Books about the Isles of Scilly

Many of these books are available from the Tourist Information Centre.

  • An Island Parish: A Summer on Scilly – Nigel Farrell
  • Why the Whales Came (children’s book & film based on Bryher & Samson) – Michael Morpurgo
  • Walking in the Isles of Scilly: A Guide to Exploring the Islands – Paddy Dillon
  • The Fortunate Islands – The story of the Isles of Scilly – Rex Lyon Bowley
  • Guidebook – The Scilly Guidebook – Rex Lyon Bowley
  • Scilly at War – Rex Lyon Bowley
  • Collins New Naturalist Library – The Isles of Scilly – Rosemary Parslow
  • Wildflowers of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly – David Chapman
  • Birds of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly – David Chapman
  • A Birds Eye View of the Isles of Scilly
  • A Sailor’s Guide to the Isles of Scilly – Peter Kyne
  • Bryher – Land of the Hills
  • Inspirational Islands: The Isles of Scilly
  • Isles of Scilly Guidebook – Neil Reid & Bridgitte Livesley
  • Rosevear – A Desert Island Story – Glynis Cooper
  • The Curse of Samson – an island haunted by its past – Glynis Cooper
  • Scilly’s Archaeological Heritage – Jeanette Ratcliffe
  • St Agnes – The Last Outpost
  • St Martin’s – The Ancient Port of Scilly
  • St Mary’s History and Legends
  • The Isles of Scilly – a special place – photos of the islands
  • The Real Off-Islands of Scilly
  • Isles of Scilly (Explorer Maps) (OS Explorer Map) – Ordnance Survey