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A Dream of Silver
J. Laughton Johnston
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An old man is forced to move from his retirement cottage on Shetland to live at the Edinburgh home of his 10-year-old grandson. As a way of making contact with a child he hardly knows, the old man begins to tell the boy the story of his own childhood. It is a moral and physical journey; the narratives of the grandfather and grandson, and that of the old man’s childhood, closely interweaving.
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A Shetland Nature Diary
Joyce J.M. Gammack
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 Taking the reader through the seasons and countryside, Joyce Gammack, a regular contributor to the monthly magazine Shetland Life, paints a vivid picture of Shetland wildlife and its surroundings throughout the year.
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Berries on the Heather
Kari Williamson
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 In this novel, set in the late Thirties, the author has drawn on her recollections of the close-knit family and community lifestyle prevalent at that time. It describes the situations and day-to-day events, both humorous and serious, which occur in the lives of a three-generation family on an island croft.
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Early Congregational Independency in Shetland
Dr William D. McNaughton
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 Early Congregational Independency in Shetland seeks to rescue from obscurity a much overlooked aspect of life in early nineteenth century Shetland. The book covers the Congregational witness from its inception until around 1867, when Scottish Congregationalism in general had ceased to be the vibrant body of its youth. The book draws on the labours of the first generation of Congregational preachers and gives a new insight into the Christian lives of Shetlanders during this period.
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Fond Hopes Destroyed
Mary Prior
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 Fond Hopes Destroyed draws on the rich records in the Shetland Archives to describe the broken relationships which landed couples in court in breach of promise cases. Sailors’ letters to their sweethearts written from all around the world were particularly incriminating, and often caused amusement when read there. Ribaldry and heartbreak making strange bedfellows.
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From Böd to Boardroom An historical novel on the life of Arthur Anderson
D. Hilda Peterson
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Arthur Anderson was a Shetlander who rose from humble beginnings in Lerwick to become a prominent businessman and, as co-founder of the P&O shipping company, a pioneer of transport by steamship. A fictional account of the life of this local entrepreneur and philanthropist who was devoted to his native islands, From Böd to Boardroom also reconstructs life in Lerwick during the 1800s and introduces other well known stories in Shetland’s history.
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Island Challenge
Edward Thomason
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The
late Edward Thomason OBE served Shetland as a council member for many years, becoming Convener in 1986. His book is fascinating look at a period in Shetland’s history which possibly witnessed the most cultural, commercial and social changes it has ever done.

The period after the Second World War in Shetland saw a continuing decrease in population. Opportunities for the young were increasingly limited. The number of native Shetlanders fell to some 17,000. The process was reversed with the arrival of offshore oil in the years following 1970.
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Nor Heard the Clock Strike
Alastair Christie-Johnston
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Stuart Graham, a would-be writer, takes a long lease on a crofthouse and sets up his typewriter, but the magic of Shetland’s landscape, its innumerable fishing lochs and its people weave their spell over him and the manuscript looks like it may never get finished. Then Irene appears on the scene and Stuart discovers there is more to life than being a successful author. But tragedy strikes. Stuart learns how an isolated close-knit community deals with every kind of eventuality – work, leisure, humour, pathos and much more. Eventually he becomes part of it all – and he finishes the book.
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Papa Stour and 1299
Barbara E. Crawford
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Shetland’s first document is unique in the history of medieval Scotland. This remarkable historical record – a letter sent by the Lawthingmen to Duke Hakon of Norway recording events in Papa Stour at easter time 1299 – was commemorated at a conference in Lerwick in 1999.
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Shetland Ponies from Shetland
Margaret Hunter
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To fully understand the Shetland pony you need to know their natural habitat. It is difficult to imagine the severity of the winter storms and the hazards of the rugged boggy heath and rock strewn hills. It is these conditions which have, over countless centuries, moulded the animal we know today – both physically and mentally. The final product, with flowing mane and tail, designer winter coat and uncanny intelligence is no accident, for weakness of any part meant certain death. Shetland Ponies from Shetland is a slice of history as well as a tribute to this unique breed and its devotees.
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