Ann Cleeves' bestselling series of crime novels, featuring Detective Jimmy Perez, and now also adapted for a major BBC television series, draw their inspiration from the place in which they take place: Shetland. An archipelago of more than 100 islands, it is the one of the most remote places in the United Kingdom. Its 1500 miles of shore mean that wherever one stands, there is a view of the sea. It has sheltered voes and beaches and dramatically exposed cliffs, lush meadows full of wild flowers in the summer and bleak hilltops where only the hardiest of plants will grow. It is a place where traditions are valued and celebrated, but new technologies and ways of working are also embraced. In this gloriously illustrated companion to her novels, Ann Cleeves takes readers through a year on Shetland, learning about its past, meeting its people, celebrating its festivals and seeing how the flora and fauna of the islands changes with the seasons. Whether it is the drama of the Viking fire festival of Up Helly Aa in winter, or the piercing blue and hot pink of spring flowers on the clifftops, the long, white nights of midsummer or the fierce gales and high tides of autumn, Shetland is vividly captured in all its bleak and special beauty.
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Totally fun. Love the photos. I carry it on my Kindle so I can browse or read as the moment inspires. Also the Shetland DVDs based on Ann Cleeves' murder mysteries were really fun. I'm inspired to go there. Then I realize: Not a chance. The weather alone is beyond my preferences. But Shetland is gorgeous and all the photos of landscape and birds ... Wow! I'm so satisfied with this book. A stimulant for my adventurous side and a great cosmic carrot to give up my weather fears. Robson Green's tales of Northumberland overcame all my hesitations about taking that walking tour. Maybe ...
Great writings and fantastic pictures! This book can be used for planning a visit on the Shetland Island. By planning I mean what to see of the different parts of Shetland Islands. You will need other resources for car rentals, hotels and restaurants. The book cover all seasons so it is suitable for any time of the year. If you are interested in Anne Cleves other books she explains one which islands and what parts different plots are supposed to happened.
A beautifully written description of the Shetlands. I feel impelled to go and visit!!
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