The Land of Maybe: A Faroe Islands Year (Hardback)
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The Land of Maybe: A Faroe Islands Year (Hardback)

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Hardback 362 Pages / Published: 12/03/2020
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Following the natural cycle of the year, The Land of Maybe captures the essence of the 18 mysterious Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic. Here, a fast disappearing world is home to a close-knit society where just 50,000 people share Viking roots and a unique language.
Buffeted by the elements in a volatile environment, the Faroese still hunt seabirds, herd pilot whales and eat mutton fermented in the salt winds that howl across dark fjords.

A passionate naturalist, Ecott immerses himself in this starkly beautiful landscape, revealing a way of life that maintains a deep connection to the past. The Land of Maybe offers a refuge from the freneticism of the modern world, and confronts some of the biggest challenges we face in trying to live in peace with nature.

Publisher: Short Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781780724225
Number of pages: 362
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm


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'This is Ecott at his best. His prose is incisive and elegiac. From the book's opening line we are there among the gannets, the pilot whales and sea-butted cliffs, wrestling with the winds and the enigma that is this Land of Maybe. Absorbing stuff, full of the ancient lore and very modern predicaments that daily beset the proud Faroese on their rocky outpost.' - Benedict Allen

'The tough, mystical, intangible character of the Faroes is captured by Ecott's gorgeously rich and descriptive writing that makes you believe you can smell the sea, hear the birds and feel the wind. A beautiful and evocative read.' - Kate Humble

'Filled with loving detail, humour and heart Faroes is a lyrical treat. Tim Ecott has created a raven-haunted love song to the intimate insecurity of island living and the salt-caked, tightly-braided culture of the Faroes.' - Alison Kennedy

'In this excellent book, Ecott's evocative telling makes me want to go to this weird and wonderful place.' - Paul Theroux

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“Tim Ecott – The Land of Maybe”

Lovers of the Faroe Islands will be delighted with this new book about the archipelago by Tim Ecott. It is a gripping narrative of the author’s time spent in rural locations about the islands over the course of a... More

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Amalia Gkavea

“Tim Ecott has prepared a wuthering journey in the North, in a country that still remains a mystery, creating all sorts of haunting images in our minds.”

In the Faroe Islands, nothing is certain. The unpredictability of the weather, and the harsh landscape make this beautiful corner of the world the Land of Maybe. Tim Ecott has prepared a wuthering journey in the... More

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