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Ann Cleeves

Ann Cleeves is as good at telling stories as she is at writing them. She’s also full of mind-boggling facts. Continue reading

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A talk on the Arctic and Antarctica

From East Africa to the Arctic and Antarctica. Including Shetland. Gavin Francis has led my idea of a dream life. Continue reading

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Ice Station

Thrills and spills galore in this page-turner set in Antarctica. Continue reading

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The Black House

A murder mystery from which I learnt about some Hebridean traditions. Continue reading

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Swallows and Amazons

This is book #57 on the BBC Big Read list. Continue reading

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Climbing, archery and bad internet

There’s a lot going on at the moment. Continue reading

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Arabic books

I’ve bought a couple of Arabic books. Continue reading

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Silent Spring

It’s the golden anniversary of a book that was one of the most influential of its time. Continue reading

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The Killer’s Guide to Reykjavik

This novel set in Iceland doubles as a guide to the country. Continue reading

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Independent People

Laxness is Iceland’s Dickens or Tolstoy. This is a wonderful saga-like tale set in Iceland at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Continue reading

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