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    A young Scottish woman travels to Iceland as she tries to cope with the death of her mother. Short fiction by Doug Johnstone.

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    The Battle in the Baltic

    Dominic Hinde explains how the Swedish island of Gotland has become central to the country’s political life.

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    The Art of Losing

    Nancy Campbell explores the Antarctic art of Emma Stibbon.

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    Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

    Nō and kyōgen, the most ancient performing art traditions of Japan, are the subject of the dazzling current exhibition at the New South Wales Art Gallery.

  • Secret Island Adventure

    Helen Parnham cycles and swims her way to a very special adventure, on an island just north of London.

  • Shag nesting within inches of a public viewpoint.

    The birds of the Farne Islands

    Fabulous photographs of breeding seabirds at the Farne Islands, by Adam Seward.

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Carly Holmes: an interview

Charlotte Penny speaks to the author of the new novel, The Scrapbook.


Thirteen brilliant island books

From Homer to Karl Ove Knausgaard: thirteen of the greatest ever island books.

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Butterfly islands

Jordan Ogg speaks to butterfly enthusiast Nick Morgan about his passion for insects and island travel.


Two stories by Kate Mahony

‘Brothers’ and ‘Street Performance': short fiction by the New Zealand writer.

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