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Malachy Tallack - 60 Degrees North (2nd Hand Hardback)

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Subtitled : Around The World in Search of Home.

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.

Sixty Degrees North is an intimate book, one that begins with the author's loss of his father and his own troubled relationship with Shetland, and concludes with an acceptance of loss and an embrace - ultimately a love - of the place he calls home.

  • Format : Slightly Smaller 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Travel & Guidebooks
  • Published : 2015 (Polygon/Birlinn - 1st Edition)
  • ISBN : 9781846973369
  • SKU : B003175
  • PPC : SP500gm
  • RRP : £12.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

'Elegant, meditative and wry . . . Tallack takes the reader on some fascinating excursions' - Gavin Francis.

'. . . a subtle, thoughtful study of life on the sixtieth parallel. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and learnt a lot' - Sara Wheeler, Financial Times.

'There is compelling honesty and much wisdom in Tallack's brave adventure, Malachy is a fine, sensitive writer with an eye for detail and a talent for descriptive prose' - Gavin Bell, The Herald.

'This is a beautifully introspective book about the search for home and identity amidst the changes of time and the trappings of place' - Rebecca Foster, Nudge Book.

'It is a strength of the book that it asks questions of its readers, and provokes a response that will be as individual as the circumstances of the person holding it in his or her hands . . . although 60 Degrees North is a book about a journey, and a very personal journey at that, it is one which provokes in the reader their own internal discussion about place, attachment, and what it means to be home' - Elsewhere Journal.

'Tallack's story is brave and honest, while also deeply moving.' - Scottish Field.

'It's a joy to read, its prose as clear as the light on the Greenland ice-cap' - Telegraph.

'This is a rather touching read; an act of mourning as much as a travel book' - Geographical.

'Fabulously well-written, gripping and full of emotion, as well as humour, this profound memoir is a great read' - Scotland Outdoors (Book of the Month).

'There is much to admire in the poetic writing of the tale' Dundee University Review of the Arts.

The Author

Malachy Tallack is a Shetland singer-songwriter, journalist and author, who was born in England and moved to Shetland with his family when he was ten years old. He edited the magazine Shetland Life, and founded the online magazine The Island Review.

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