Novelist Alice Thomson writes about the influence of Shetland on her new novel, Burnt Island.
When I was Writer in Residence for Shetland in the mid-nineties, the towering rock formations of the North West of Shetland mainland and the gentler, smoother beaches of the South, such as St Ninian’s Isle, …read more >>
Among the earlier literary visitors to Orkney are Victor Frankenstein and his Creature, in Mary Shelley’s novel of 1818.
At this point in the novel, Victor is trying to put behind him the horror and guilt of having created his ‘monster’, and with his friend Henry Clerval, he sets off on a tour of Britain. …read more >>