60 Degrees North: Around the World in Search of Home

£8.99

by Malachy Tallack

CHOSEN AS BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK

‘It’s a joy to read, its prose as clear as the light on the Greenland ice-cap’The Telegraph

‘So original, and so compelling’ – The Scotsman

Paperback: 230 pages

Publisher: Polygon, an imprint of Birlinn Ltd., 2015 (new edit. 2016)

Language: English

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The sixtieth parallel marks a borderland between the northern and southern worlds. Wrapping itself around the lower reaches of Finland, Sweden and Norway, it crosses the tip of Greenland and the southern coast of Alaska, and slices the great expanses of Russia and Canada in half. The parallel also passes through Shetland, where Malachy Tallack has spent most of his life.

In Sixty Degrees North, Tallack travels westward, exploring the landscapes of the parallel and the ways that people have interacted with those landscapes, highlighting themes of wildness and community, isolation and engagement, exile and memory.

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Dimensions 12.8 × 1.8 × 19.7 cm

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