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In Shetland By Tom Morton
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What's it really like to live on a remote island at the crossroads of the North Atlantic and the North Sea? To run the Last Bookshop in Scotland? To experience the eternal light of a Shetland summer... More > and the deep darkness of winter, the fury of hurricanes in an ancient house a few feet from the ocean? Tom Morton's fascinating, funny, moving and acerbic memoir will take you to a place you may suddenly long to be. Even if it's just to browse the books. In Shetland. On the edge of the world...< Less
Shetland Saga By Janet Teal Daniel
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Janet Teal Daniel is a Londoner by birth and Welsh by adoption. Her first career was as a Librarian, a springboard for travel and adventure; first to Indonesia as a volunteer, then working for the... More > British Council in Jakarta, Greece and London, promoting the British book trade, the English language and cultural exchange. She later became involved in community arts and social activism.She worked in arts advocacy and managed projects in disadvantaged communities especially for people with learning and physical disabilities. On a photography course in Barry she met Rhys, an artist, Welsh language activist and teacher, and over the past 35 years they have worked on many arts projects together. In the 1990s she retrained as a counsellor and family mediator. She started writing seriously on her return from the Shetland Isles. She has written memoir, poetry, plays and short stories. This is her first published work of memoir.< Less
Shetland Doctor: the life of an Island GP By Robin Ditchburn
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Dr Robin Ditchburn worked in hospitals and as a GP in North Yorkshire, Orkney and Shetland. This delightful book continues the story of life as an island doctor which he began in his first volume,... More > North Ronaldsay Doctor (2012). Now he and his family have come to Shetland, and as well as dealing with medical emergencies, they have time to explore the landscape and nature of these beautiful islands. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs throughout.< Less
Women's Suffrage in Shetland By Marsali Taylor
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Only a small society in a remote group of islands - but Shetland had women on its school boards as early as London or Edinburgh, and its first suffrage societies in 1873. Taylor traces how life... More > changed for women through determined campaigning for equality within marriage, a University education, fair pay and working conditions, and greater involvement in the running of state institutions. The 1909 Shetland Women’s Suffrage Society had links with both peaceful and militant societies, and when war came Shetland women were more than ready to do their bit. This book becomes a history of women’s suffrage throughout Britain, as Taylor shows how local events and personalities were involved with the national movement. A wealth of pictures, letters and newsclippings bring Victorian/Edwardian Shetland and its suffrage women to life.< Less
Women's Suffrage In Shetland By Marsali Taylor
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Only a small society in a remote group of islands - but Shetland had women on its school boards as early as London or Edinburgh, and its first suffrage societies in 1873. Taylor traces how life... More > changed for women through determined campaigning for equality within marriage, a University education, fair pay and working conditions, and greater involvement in the running of state institutions. The 1909 Shetland Women's Suffrage Society had links with both peaceful and militant societies, and when war came Shetland women were more than ready to do their bit. This book becomes a history of women's suffrage throughout Britain, as Taylor shows how local events and personalities were involved with the national movement. A wealth of pictures, letters and newsclippings bring Victorian/Edwardian Shetland and its suffrage women to life.< Less
Women's Suffrage in Shetland By Marsali Taylor
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Only a small society in a remote group of islands - but Shetland had women on its school boards as early as London or Edinburgh, and its first suffrage societies in 1873. Taylor traces how life... More > changed for women through determined campaigning for equality within marriage, a University education, fair pay and working conditions, and greater involvement in the running of state institutions. The 1909 Shetland Women’s Suffrage Society had links with both peaceful and militant societies, and when war came Shetland women were more than ready to do their bit. This book becomes a history of women’s suffrage throughout Britain, as Taylor shows how local events and personalities were involved with the national movement. A wealth of pictures, letters and newsclippings bring Victorian/Edwardian Shetland and its suffrage women to life.< Less
Volume 1909, Deception Island (South Shetland Islands) --- Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples By Print Wikipedia
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Volume 1909, Deception Island (South Shetland Islands)---Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Print Wikipedia is a both a utilitarian visualization of the largest accumulation of human... More > knowledge and a poetic gesture towards the inhuman scale of big data. Michael Mandberg wrote software that parses the entirety of the English-language Wikipedia database and programmatically lays out nearly 7500 volumes, complete with covers, and then uploads them to Lulu.com for print-on-demand. Print Wikipedia draws attention to the sheer size of the encyclopedia's content and the impossibility of rendering Wikipedia as a material object in fixed form: Once a volume is printed it is already out of date. It is also a work of found poetry built on what is likely the largest appropriation ever made. As we become increasingly more dependent on information and source material on the Internet today, Mandiberg explores the accessibility of its vastness.< Less
A voyage to Spitzbergen containing an account of that country, of the zoology of the North; of the Shetland Islands; and of the whale fishery By John Laing
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Belling a Cat By Stella Whitelaw
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Tessa is a wild and feisty thirteen year old with a passion for animals. She lives outside Lerwick on the Shetlands. Her mother, runs the Bear Garden, a sanctuary for abandoned and injured animals.... More > But Tessa is appalled by her mother’s friendship with Nick, the young gypsy veterinary student who helps out at the Bear Garden. Her father, a famous wildlife film maker, is currently somewhere in Ecuador. He has no time to write, little time to phone. Tessa discovers that she can talk to a pregnant feral that she calls Svass. It’s a wonderful secret. The cat is hiding in the rocks under an old boat down on the small harbour. Tessa talks in English but the cat talks in old Norse, the ancient language of the Shetlands. They seem to understand each other. The care and rescue of this feral dominates Tessa’s life. Many challenges await. Can Tessa manage the impossible - to bell a cat? (Author’s note: 'Belling A Cat' is a proverb which means trying to achieve something virtually impossible.)< Less
Idunna #93 By The Troth
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IDUNNA #93 (Autumn 2012) focused on the theme of "The Isles"; specifically, the North Atlantic islands where the Vikings once settled and stayed. Ben Waggoner contributes an illustrated... More > travelogue of ancient sites in Shetland, while Lorrie Wood gives step-by-step instructions for knitting an authentic Faroese shawl. Kveldulf Gundarsson contributes part I of his study of Loki and his role in Northern religion ancient and modern, and Todd Chambers discusses Heathenry as practiced by modern groups in Denmark. As if that weren't enough, we have all the usual columns, news, herbs, recipes, book and music reviews, and more!< Less

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