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60 Degrees North
Malachy Tallack
Around the world in search of home...

The sixtieth parallel marks a borderland between the northern and southern worlds. Wrapping itself arund the lower reaches of Finland, Sweden and Norway, it crosses the tip of Greenland and the southern coast of Alaska, and slices the great expanses of Russia and Canada in half. The parallel also passes through Shetland, where Malachy Tallack has spent most of his life.
Our price: £8.99

A Shetland Bible
Charles Greig
Eighty one of the most popular Bible stories told in Shetland dialect. Illustrated by The Shetland Times cartoonist Smirk.
The Shetland tongue has, in many ways, been blessed by its isolation making it both unmistakable and unlike anything else you will hear on the British Isles. Rich in vocabulary and lyrical in tone, this is the language of sagas and storytellers: and what better stories to tell than those found in the Bible?
Our price: £12.99

A Shetland Childhood
Catherine Emslie
Catherine Emslie, born in Burra and brought up in Scalloway, writes about the way of life she knew as a youngster in Shetland, based on her own memories and family stories.
Our price: £12.99

A Shetland Notebook
Norman Ackroyd
Norman Ackroyd CBE RA has spent over four decades recording the coastal landscapes of the British archipelago. A Shetland Notebook contains 39 watercolours selected from several journeys to the edges of the Shetland Islands in the spring and summer of 2012.
Our price: £16.95

Aald Papa, I'm Dine!
George P.S. Peterson
George P. S. Peterson has been a regular contributor to Shetland Life and The New Shetlander magazines for many years but this is the first time his writing has appeared in book format for over 16 years.

Auld Papa Iím Dine! is a diverse collection which brings together a wide range of Georgeís work Ė much of it written in Shetland dialect and previously unpublished. History, short stories, poetry, trowie tales and bedtime stories for children, all feature, and are complemented by the authorís own illustrations.

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Our price: £19.50

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

Between Weathers, Travels in 21st Century Shetland
Ron McMillan
Ron McMillan criss-crossed Shetland to explore glorious land and seascapes, treasures both natural and manmade, and the lives of present-day Shetlanders. Endlessly curious and wryly perceptive, this account of his travels brims with insights into the islandsí wildlife, archaeology and geology. Most of all, it casts a warm and engaging light on Shetlanders themselves.
Our price: £11.99

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

Cats, Clouds and Flatpacks!
Magnie Shearer. Illustrated by Katherine Laidlay
We were born with the gift of laughter. It lifts our spirits and makes us feel happy. Laughter is a contagious emotion. It can bring people together. It can help us feel more alive. Laughter can help you feel better about yourself and the world around you. Laughter can be a natural diversion. When you laugh, no other thought comes to mind. After laughing for only a few minutes, you may feel better for hours.

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Our price: £9.99