EJayDesign is sending her island images to the other side of the world, to help portray a story set in the Outer Hebrides.
The hand-painted map was chosen as the design for an antipodean version of a new novel by best-selling author Freya North.
Freya’s new novel Little Wing is set between Camden in London, Colchester in Essex and the Outer Hebrides, and tells the story of a family across three generations.
It’s described as: “A novel about resilience, forgiveness and the true meaning of family, about finding one's place in the world and discovering how we all belong somewhere and to someone.”
It’s a bit of synchronicity that Eilidh’s distinctive map-making was born at a time when she was working as a barmaid in Australia, and has gone on to become a business with its roots firmly back in the islands of her birth.
Although the British version of the book (on pre-order here https://www.waterstones.com/.../freya-north/9781787397606) has a simple, graphic cover, the Australian and New Zealand version features a map of Lewis by Eilidh herself.
If you are in Australia, you can pre order here - https://www.angusrobertson.com.au/.../lit.../p/9781787397613