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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?
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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collection which brings together a wide range of George’s work – much of it written in Shetland dialect and previously unpublished.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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Our price: £19.50
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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
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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 islands’ wildlife, archaeology and geology. Most of all, it casts a warm and engaging light on Shetlanders themselves.
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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
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Christopher Sandison of Eshaness (1781-1870) Diarist in an age of Social Change
Ronald Sandison
Christopher Sandison (1781-1870) lived in the Shetland community of Eshaness. During the last fifty years of his life he lived at Tangwick and his surviving diary covers 37˝ years of that time. This diary, rich in material though it is, forms the source material rather than the substance of this book. Nevertheless, it is a unique day-to-day account of the life of a native Shetlander including as it does details of the weather, of daily events, family life and all that touched Christopher most closely.
Our price: £24.00
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Cows, Cars and Rucksacks!
Magnie Shearer
Magnie Shearer’s first book Cats, Clouds and Flatpacks published in 2009 was generally acclaimed as one of the funniest books of the year. Now he brings his unique brand of humour to another collection of short stories depicting moments in his life that we can all relate to.
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Doing His Bit
Robert M. Greig
Between January and August 1920, Shetland Times reporter Robert M. Greig wrote a series of articles on his experiences on the Western Front in the First World War. These form a startling insight into a shell-torn, barbed wire world of terrible sacrifice and outstanding courage.
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Flowers from Shetland
Frances Taylor
Reproductions of the superbly high quality images of Frances Taylor. A book of postcards containing 15 usable cards portraying the native flowers of Shetland.
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Folklore from Whalsay and Shetland
John Stewart
Published here for the first time, John Stewart's folklore collections, from his native island of Whalsay, and from Shetland as a whole, are a valuable contribution to local studies.
Our price: £15.00
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