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Around Shetland a Picture Guide

A perfect little picture book with a wide range of images from different photographers covering a wide range of subjects from classic views of Shetland, events and the wildlife of our isles. Eighty four images in total, all in full colour.

The longevity of this publication is testimony to its popularity. First published in 1992 this new edition of one of our best sellers is a great little pocket picture book for ex-pats, locals and tourists alike.
Our price: £6.99

Baby Boomers
Erik Young
If the past is a foreign country, Erik Young provides us with a passport to the foreign port of Lerwick in the 1940s, 50s and 60s where everything is simultaneously familiar, but very different. In this sojourn down memory lane, he remembers what it was like to grow up in post-war Shetland.
Our price: £12.99

Berries on the Heather
Kari Williamson

 In this novel, set in the late Thirties, the author has drawn on her recollections of the close-knit family and community lifestyle prevalent at that time. It describes the situations and day-to-day events, both humorous and serious, which occur in the lives of a three-generation family on an island croft.
Our price: £8.99

Blockade 1914-1918 How Shetland won the War
Ian Tait
Although the title is intentionally whimsical, Shetland's contribution to the war was similar to every country, in that it was a source of manpower, but in a special way the islands (as opposed to people) played a far more crucial role in the war - of international strategic stature.

Our price: £5.00

Blue Lightning
Ann Cleeves
The fourth novel in the Shetland series.

Detective Jimmy Perez returns to his home Fair Isle. A body has been found and the islanders react with fear and suspicion. , Detective Perez has no way off the island until the autumn storms subside. Cut off from the outside world, Jimmy must use whatever means he can, and fast, to find the killer.

Other titles by the author:

Raven Black
White Nights
Red Bones
Our price: £7.99

Bobby the Birdman
Jonathan Wills & Mike McDonnell

After his sensational discovery of a pair of snowy owls nesting on the island of Fetlar in 1967, the Shetland representative of the RSPB became a national celebrity overnight. His name was Bobby Tulloch, known to his pals as "Tucker". The son of a crofter in the island of Yell he became, through his own extraordinary talents and a certain amount of good luck, a renowned ornithologist, tour guide, author and wildlife photographer. He was also an accomplished musician and songwriter, a skilled fisherman and a daring (some would say reckless) navigator. He toured the UK giving illustrated talks for the RSPB and frequently appeared on TV and radio. But perhaps his greatest skill was for friendship. When he died in 1996, he was mourned by hundreds of friends throughout his native islands and far beyond.
Our price: £20.00

Born a Beachcomber
Steve Mathieson
Born in the last year of the Great War on a croft in the north of Unst, Shetland, Thomas Mathieson grew up in a way of life that hadn't altered significantly in several centuries. Like thousands of Shetland boys before him, Thomas dreamed of escaping the hard toil of the croft for the romance of life at sea and the chance to visit exotic and mysterious lands.
Our price: £12.99

Bright Pebbles
Edited by Mary Blance and Laureen Johnson
Bright Pebbles brings together the words, experiences and insights of fifty writers, in poetry and prose, dialect and English. They reflect Shetland as it is now, and as it was in the most recent past: the land, the sea, the seasons, the people, the music and lightsomeness, the ways of making a living. The book is amply illustrated with artwork and photographs. The accompanying CD features a selection of the best poems, in a rich mixture of contrasting Shetland voices, together with songs and music.
Our price: £14.99

Cold Earth
Ann Cleeves

In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main Lerwick-Sumburgh road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and peaty water smash through a croft house in its path. Everyone thinks the croft is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. In his mind, she shares his Mediterranean ancestry and soon he becomes obsessed with tracing her identity. Then it emerges that she was already dead before the landslide hit the house. Perez knows he must find out who she was, and how she died.
Our price: £7.99

County Folklore Vol. III Orkney and Shetland Islands
Collected by G.F Black
These examples of printed folklore concerning the Orkney and Shetland Islands were collected by G.F Black and edited by Northcote W.Thomas to form Volume III of the county folklore series published by David Nutt, for the Folklore Society in 1903. It is reprinted here in facsimile.
Our price: £14.00