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60 Degrees North : Around the World in Search of Home

Malachy Tallack explores the places that share the sixth parallel, beginning in Shetland, where he has spent most of his life, and travelling through Greenland, Canada, Alaska, Siberia, St Petersburg, Finland, Sweden and Norway.

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The sixtieth parallel marks a kind of borderland. It wraps itself around the lower reaches of Finland, Sweden and Norway; it crosses the tip of Greenland and of South-central Alaska; it cuts the great spaces of Russia and Canada in half. The parallel also passes through Shetland, at the very top of the British Isles.

In 60 Degrees North, Malachy Tallack explores the places that share this latitude, beginning and ending in Shetland, where he has spent most of his life. The book focuses on the landscapes and natural environments of the parallel, and the way that people have interacted with those landscapes. It explores themes of wildness and community, of isolation and engagement, of exile and memory.

'It's a joy to read' DAILY TELEGRAPH

'So original, and so compelling' THE SCOTSMAN

'A memoir remarkable for its intimacy, wisdom and radiant prose...an enthralling meditation on place' KIRKUS REVIEWS

ISBN9781846973420
Book Title

60 Degrees North

Publisher

Birlinn

Imprint

Polygon

Genre

Travel Writing

Format

Paperback

Dimensions

198mm x 129mm x 18mm

Date Published

August 2016

Pages

230

Weight.24 kg

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