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It often takes a few days to digest the impact of Budgets and Autumn Statements, and yesterday it was the turn of the Gaelic broadcasting…
Over the last few days, I’ve been totally absorbed in an audio version of John Ajvide Lindqvist‘s “Harbour” as supplied by Audible US. All has been going swimmingly until today when the book seem to end in the middle of nowhere. Now, I am aware that Library Thing has a section where you can read the first and last sentence of a book, so I checked and, sure enough, I had not reached the end of the book despite listening for over 13 hours.
I have lodged a query with Audible, but if the last part of the audio is not issued or made available, I will be forced to read the book in hard copy, which is far from ideal as I already have enough on my “to be read” pile as it is, hence listening to fiction books in audio format as this can be done on my commute to and from work.
On a happier note, the Amazon Vine newsletter came through today and the latest book from Jussi Adler-Olsen‘s, “Disgrace“ was on the list, so I snapped it up, along with the book based on the Swedish series “The Killing (Killing 1)” which aired on BBC4 last year – and I missed. I have these to look forward to, and review.
I can’t believe I missed this:
“After a year of city living, marine biologist and professional diver Monty Halls returns to live the good life in the Highlands and islands of Scotland. This time, he and his canine companion Reuben are sharing a restored crofter’s cottage on the Hebridean island of North Uist. And this time, he has a job to do – a volunteer wildlife ranger.
Monty throws himself into island life – Highland Games, fishing for salmon and trout, and exploring the wildlife and remote reaches of his new domain. But winter is just around the corner, and he also needs to dig peat for fuel and fatten up pigs and turkeys for Christmas.”
Starts Tuesday 21.00 on BBC2.
If it hadn’t been for Rachel mentioning, in her blog, that she will be missing the first episode wherein Monty and Keith feature in a funny fence building episode, I would never have known about the return of the Hebrides to the small screen.
Still, I guess it doesn’t matter, as it will be aired during my working hours, so I will miss the entire series.
I have been attempting to watch the programmes on the poetry of Britain currently being broadcast by BBC4, as part of its poetry season. Last night, I caught most of the episode on an Orcadian poet, George Mackay Brown, who lived most of his life in Stromness.
I had never heard of George Mackay Brown before, and I have to say after listening to his work, I don’t know why. His words cut right through me and spoke to my soul and its rare I can say that about anyone. Sure, the programme focussed on the one poem, “Hamnavoe“, but it left me wanting to read and/or listen to more.
I will certainly endeavour to read more of his work in the future. I only hope it lives up to what was shown in “A Poet’s Guide to Britain: George Mackay Brown“.