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"Cheer Up, Grampa Gloomifjord!"
Jonathan Wills
“Cheer Up, Grampa Gloomifjord!” – a new book for children by Jonathan Wills, illustrated by Martin Emslie.

In the wild west of Norway, awful things keep happening to Grampa Gloomifjord. But his grandchildren, the Sommerdal twins, live just on the other side of the mountain and they always find a way to cheer him up.
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1914 Peace and War
Gordon Johnston
This year sees the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. This new book, compiled by Gordon Johnston, catches a flavour of what people in Shetland – and Shetlanders elsewhere in Britain and overseas – were reading in ‘da paper’ in 1914. Two hundred and seventy two pages of content from the newspaper of the year.

These extracts paint a picture of the social lives of the inhabitants of the county and the external events that, perhaps more than ever before, began to play a large part in their lives.
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200 Fair Isle Designs
Mary Jane Mucklestone
A comprehensive guide to 200 beautiful Fair Isle designs. From simple one row “peerie” patterns to complex “OXO” motifs, the 200 knitted samples contained in this book will thrill and inspire the knitter, experienced and beginner alike.


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A Handful of Ash
Marsali Taylor
The third in the Cass Lynch series.

Liveaboard skipper and amateur sleuth Cass Lynch is busy at marine college in Scalloway, until one night she finds an acquaintance dead in a doorway, whose head is smeared with peat ash. Rumours spread of a strange ritual linked to the witches once burned in Shetland's ancient capital, of horned figures abroad in the night, and townsfolk behaving strangely.
At first Cass dismisses these as mere superstition until there's a second murder, and she begins to wonder if the devil really does walk in Scalloway...
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A Kist of Emigrants
J. Laughton Johnston
Shetland – the most northerly islands in the British Isles – has finite resources and when, in the 19th century, its population eventually exceeded the capacity of the land and sea to support them, many individuals and whole families had to leave.

Between 1860 and 1880, at least 8,000 Shetlanders, more than a quarter of the population, emigrated to destinations all over the world. Very many of those Shetland emigrants went on to do and achieve remarkable things.

This large format book contains over 100 unique stories of 1,000 Shetland emigrants, it is illustrated with many photos, poems and letters.

 

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A Lerwick Lifeboatman's Story
George Leith
The history of the Lerwick lifeboat station, the lifeboats, the dedicated volunteer crews, the personalities and the courageous rescues have been recorded by George Leith together with many personal reflections in this book.
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A Midsummer Foy
Janice Armstrong & Meilo So
A fog bound boat full of children and fish, an island, a castle and a midsummer party.Vaila has a tale to tell, so turn the pages and listen well…

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A Photographic Guide to Shetland's Geology
David Malcolm & Robina R. Barton
This book is the first photographic guide to the geology of the Shetland Island's. Shetland's landscape, its hills and beaches, cliffs and stacks, are not only places of extraordinary beauty but have locked up within them secrets from an ancient past.


Available for pre-order. Books will be dispatched on Saturday 23rd May.
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A Photographic Guide to Shetland’s Wild Flowers
David Malcolm
This third edition of David Malcolm’s popular guide to Shetland’s wild flowers has been enlarged and completely revised, with 71 new species not included in previous editions.
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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 I’m Dine! is a diverse collection which brings together a wide range of George’s work – 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 author’s own illustrations.

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