Orkney Life - then and now.
A Further Portrait of deserted Orkney buildings. Photographs of peaceful places and structures by Keith Allardyce. Colour and texture, light and shade combine to snatch beauty from 'ruckles o' auld stanes,' and slowly mouldering interiors. Glimpses of past lives are preserved, their tales save from oblivion by the historian and writer, Tom Muir. Paperback.
Caring for Alzheimer's - A Personal Journey. By Dawn Fanshawe, As a student, she worked as a care assistant in many Elderly & Mentally Infirm homes across London, and in 2006 she brought her mother - who was at the time living on a remote island in the Orkney Isles and had early onset Alzheimer's Disease - to live with her in her new family home in...
A memoir of intense physical and personal experience, exploring how swimming with seals, gulls and orcas in the cold waters off Orkney provided an escape from a series of life crises and help to deal with intolerable loss. By Victoria Whitworth. Shortlisted for the PEN Ackerley Prize. Paperback.