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Shetland
Shetland | Ann Cleeves
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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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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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I'm catching up on my Seasonal Readalongs this afternoon. This is such a beautiful book. Divided into section Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn. I've really enjoyed my reread.

"Autumn is the season of the Equinox, of fierce gales and big tides.....

Crinoline_Laphroaig "By the end of autumn the days are getting shorter again. The seabirds have left and the ravens have the cliffs to themselves. There are no more cruise ships in the harbour in Lerwick. Shetlanders prepare for the festivities of Christmas, Hogmanay, and Up Helly Aa, and for the cycle of the year to begin once more. #travelbybook #shetland 5mo
kspenmoll I love this series. 5mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @kspenmoll I'm kinda obsessed with Shetland 5mo
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Shetland | Ann Cleeves
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1* Jimmy Perez of Shetland

2* In Shetland for sure!

3* We would visit Lerwick and Fair Isle, take long walks, then I‘d ask him and Tosh a million questions over dinner

#SundayFunday @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz That sounds like a lovely day! Thank you for sharing! 💖 6mo
Freespirit Sounds great!! 6mo
Susanita Good choice!🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 6mo
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Eggs @ozma.of.oz @Freespirit @Susanita 💚📚💚 6mo
Susanita My sister was on a cruise around the British Isles in June. Their stops in Orkney and Shetland were canceled due to storms. 😭 6mo
Eggs @Susanita How unfortunate… 6mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Shetland | Ann Cleeves
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Continuing my Seasonal Read with Summer:
"Midsummer in Shetland is a season of long days, and in June there are times when the sun seems to slide towards the horizon and then reappear almost immediately. In midsummer the sun is up for eighteen hours and fifty minutes, contrasting with just five hours and thirty minutes in midwinter."

? The Scotsman

#travelbybook #shetland #summer

Susanita My sister is on a cruise around the British Isles, and their Shetland stop was canceled because of an incoming storm. 😕 8mo
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Sorry for the delay. Last night I fell asleep on the couch!
1. So many series! Kinsey Millhone, LOTR, Harry Potter...and Shetland is a new favorite that I can‘t wait to continue once the library reopens and I can pick up the next book.
2. If I‘m still thinking about it months later
3. A wonderful rendition of Vivaldi‘s Four Seasons that I heard yesterday.
#thoughtfulthursday

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ❤️🌹 3y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Shetland | Ann Cleeves
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Day 3 #7days7covers #covercrush
Just pictures. No Explanations
Want to play? Consider yourself tagged. 🤓

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Shetland | Ann Cleeves
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Shetland - 💙💙💙💙💙
Holy Cow - 😕 #bestandworst
#marchstats #marchwrapup

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Shetland | Ann Cleeves
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Just absolutely beautiful book. Now I just have to decide which of the four seasons I want to visit in. #shetland

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Shetland | Ann Cleeves
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1. Teaching Yoga ?
2. 5'4"
3. Almost 1/2 My Life
4. Continuing my Shetland Obbsesion. Maybe start on Poldark #4.
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

VanChocStrawberry You‘ve watched the TV series? 5y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @VanChocStrawberry First few episodes. May binge the last this weekend. 5y
Andrew65 Love The Shetland books. 5y
VanChocStrawberry I‘ve put the books on hold. I watched the series first. Whoops. 😂😳😬 5y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Shetland | Ann Cleeves
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January is usually a quiet month. Garden is asleep & social obligations are few. But still WOW! Last January Total was 11. This year:
Audio 6 + Kindle 11 + Print 8 = 25 Total.
#shetland - 5 #phryneappreciationclub - 4
#MountTBR - 3 (Print)
#readmyshelves - 9 (KINDLE and Audible)
Favorite Non #seriesbinge
Gentleman's Guide To Vice and Virture. 😍
Tie for #leastfavorite - Winter Garden (to maudlin) & dreadful Vampire Sequel.
#jan #stats 🤓

Andrew65 You did have a binge on the Shetland Books! ❤️🙌 5y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Andrew65 I'm waiting on the Library for Book 7 5y
Andrew65 @missnavigation That‘s the one I‘ve just finished. I‘ll be interested in your views on it when you‘re finished. 5y
DivaDiane Wow! Well done! Count those ebooks and audio books towards #MountTBR! (edited) 5y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Shetland | Ann Cleeves
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1. Chocolate/Winter. Ice Cream/ Summer.
2. Shetland
3. Reading Lord of the Flies in High School. still haunts me.
4. Almost year and half
5. Gladly! Tag me @missnavigation
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

WhatDeeReads Ice cream is Love year round. 5y
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