Islands of the North
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Sunset on the Islands of the North
In this issue, Transcript invites you on an island tour of the north, from Greenland to Scilly, and on to distant Berkanas ...
Transcript invites you on an island tour of the north. Starting in Grafarvogur, a suburb of Reykjavik, we meet a group of eight writers who work together. Setting sail for Shetland, we meet poets Christine de Luca and Robert Alan Jamieson who write both in Shetlandic and in English. Bearing south, we pay out respects to Orkney's George Mackay Brown, and read a letter from Hamnavoe which tells of a minister who went whaling on a Sunday. The final leg of our trip brings us to clement Scilly where David Constantine sees thousands of oranges floating on the morning tide. Also, in our feature on children's literature in Scandinavia, you may find adventure in Greenland in Charlotte Blay's The Huskies are Howling, and learn more of Denmark's Josefine Ottesen and the distant island of Berkanas ...

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