The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: Travels Among the Collectors of Iceland (Hardback)
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The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: Travels Among the Collectors of Iceland (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages
Published: 02/07/2020
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Welcome to Iceland, a very small nation with a very large number (two hundred and sixty five) of (mostly) very small museums.

Founded in the backyards of houses, begun as jokes or bets or memorials to lost friends, these museums tell the story of an enchanted island where bridges arrived only at the beginning of the 20th century, and waterproof shoes only with the second world war. A nation formerly dirt poor, then staggeringly rich, and now building its way to affluence once again. A nation where, in the remote and wild places, you might encounter still a shore laddie, a sorcerer or a ghost.

From Reykjavík's renowned Phallological Museum to a house of stones on the eastern coast; from the curious monsters which roam the remote shores of Bíldudalur to a museum of whales which proves impossible to find, here is an enchanted story of obsession, curation, and the peculiar magic of this isolated island.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781783785933
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 361 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 16 mm

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