Thesiger's Silence The Shetland Issue

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Thesiger's Silence The Shetland Issue


An 184-page celebration of all things Shetland. From the joys of life north of 60-degrees to how to cook traditional Shetland food, we take an in-depth look at the people, culture, wildlife, history and landscape of one of Britain’s last true windernesses.

The well-known author Marsali Taylor contributes a one-off short story featuring her sailing sleuth Cass Lynch, and we publish a selection of recipes from Tom and James Morton’s book Shetland: Cooking on the Edge of the World.

There’s also a photo essay by local photographer David Gifford, an article on The Gift that Shetland gave renowned local artist Roberta Fulford, a look at the legend of the feared Shetland Wulver, the reason why there’s a crashed aircraft in a remote domestic garden, how Up Helly Aa came into being, how mussels are farmed, why boats were used as roofs, what Tabnabs are, why the Shetland Cure was the most prized of all salt-cured cod, and much more.

Printed on high-quality 170gsm uncoated paper wrapped in a 350gms cover, there are no adverts either, just high-quality writing and beautiful photography.

The SHETLAND Issue is, like all of our ARCHIVE Editions, limited to 1,000 copies and when they’re gone, they’re gone.

Thesiger's Silence Adventure Magazines 

Wilfred Thesiger was in the midst of his second crossing of Arabia’s Empty Quarter in 1947 when he stopped in the Jilida area in the south-west corner of the country and wrote: “It was very still with the silence which we have driven from our world.”

Haunted by that line for decades, I think it’s more important than ever to take the time to search for that same silence and while this might seem an impossible task in an era defined by its relentless noise, non-stop news and creeping industrialisation, those places are still there. They just take a bit more finding.

Please join Carlton as he travel to some of the world’s most desolate and inhospitable places on foot and by bicycle, canoe, and four-wheel-drive in search of Thesiger’s spirit for his magazine.

All lovingly documented in print. Just like Wilfred did, half a century ago.

ARCHIVE Editions, a series of inch-thick monster magazines printed on high-quality 170gsm uncoated paper wrapped in a 350gms cover. There are no adverts either, just high-quality writing and beautiful photography.