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5.0 out of 5 stars
First-rate travel writing, 18 July 2008
This is a superb piece of travel writing -- no surprise, then, that it has been nominated for a Saltire Society Literary Award. Finely-honed prose from a likeable, engaging narrator exploring the scenery, history, geology and more besides of what sounds like a fascinating part of the world, it reflects beautifully and very positively on Shetland and Shetlanders. I have never been to the islands, but this book has convinced me of the need to put that right.