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Publisher's Summary

Long before he set foot on the islands, 'Big Cat Diary' and 'Springwatch' presenter, Simon King, fell in love with Shetland. This extraordinary northern wilderness is home to otters and vast seabird colonies, but it was a chance encounter with a killer whale that compelled him to spend a year getting to know the place of his boyhood dreams for a BBC series.

With his wife and young daughter, Simon experienced Shetland through the changing seasons and discovered the wildlife and the warmth of community in these islands battered by the ocean. Their journey is filled with adventure, beauty, humour and occasional hardship as Simon discovers the true voice of Shetland.

©2010 Simon King (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Peter
  • Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
  • 06-17-16

Fabulous natural history & insight into Simon King

What made the experience of listening to Shetland Diaries the most enjoyable?

The natural history and the culture of the people of Shetland

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh and miss the Shetlands

Any additional comments?

I used to think Simon King a bit squeaky clean but he is a nice honest person.

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  • Heidi Burns
  • 07-04-16

Loved it!

Thoroughly enjoyed this.I visited Shetland for the first time last year and absolutely fell in love with it. Simon describes it so brilluantly, I felt like I was there again, lovely.

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