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    Seven New(ish) Island Books

    Kirsty Logan, author of The Gracekeepers, has selected seven of her favourite contemporary island novels.

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    Unconscious Sands

    Ryan Vance blends history and myth, poetry and prose, in his memories of Loch Erne, Northern Ireland.

  • Orkney Shore: Gunnie Moberg

    Rebecca Marr introduces the wonderful intertidal photographs of the late Gunnie Moberg.

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    Fur, the Fossil Island

    “Geology is always about time, and so is music and, very frequently, so is the novel.” Barbara Sjoholm explores the island of Fur, in Denmark, where time is laid out in layers of rock.

  • Camilla Wordie: documenting Japan

    For six months, conceptual artist Camilla Wordie shot photographs of interiors and the cityscape of Tokyo, themed around order of form, tone and line.

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    Island of the Mind

    Rebecca Welshman explores the complex relationship between islands and fiction.

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Poetry: Beth McDonough

A little riddle of a poem.



Julie Garton finds an unfamiliar world inside a chalet park on Canvey Island.

Havana street

No Man is an Island

Danny Adcock explores the culture and landscape of Cuba, finding connections everywhere.


A month in Atlantis

Orcadian writer Amy Liptrot finds reminders of home everywhere on the Greek island of Santorini.

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