Tag Archive: Icelandic Noir

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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On my way to work tonight I drove through a light swirling of the white stuff and was hoping against hope that on my return journey I might find the fields and hills… Continue reading

Fed up of no snow? Try some Ice with a Slice (of family dysfunction).

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As the nights draws in each year, weather predictions start to appear about the forthcoming winter. The next one is always going to be ‘the big one’ with projections of record-breaking snowfall, plummeting… Continue reading

Christmas fun-times!

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I am so close to finishing Dorothy Richardson’s ‘Pilgrimage’, it feels like the end of term is looming. Over the past few weeks I have read little else in order to see it… Continue reading

Ashes to ashes: Ragnar Jonasson’s ‘Black Out’

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I discovered Ragnar Jónasson’s Dark Iceland series (translated into English by Quentin Bates) earlier this year. Frustrated by the lack of winter snow here in grey, wet, West Wales, I revelled in the… Continue reading

Escaping to Iceland with Arnaldur Indriðason

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I’ve had the concentration of a goldfish over the past week, so I abandoned all my reading challenges and reached for something less challenging, yet no less brilliant than my usual reading fare.… Continue reading

Like Agatha Christie on Ice: Nightblind by Ragnar Jonasson

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Imagine you could travel back in time, kidnap Agatha Christie, transport her to a remote town in the north of Iceland, pop her in the freezer for a little short of a century… Continue reading

#AW80Books: Ragnar Jonasson’s ‘Snow Blind’ – Why this Mum’s gone to Iceland

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Spring has finally sprung! The snowdrops, daffodils, crocuses and primroses are out in abundance, the howling wind has given way to birdsong and every store across the land has dusted down their perennial… Continue reading