Regular visitors to Mainstreet will know that we are big fans of Malachy Tallack’s highly acclaimed first book, 60 Degrees North. We are delighted to announce that he’ll be with us on Thurs 13th April to talk about his new book, The Un-Discovered Islands.
Gathered in this book are over twenty islands that have decidedly human origins, whether they are the products of imagination, deception or simply human error. They are phantoms, fakes and legends: an archipelago of ex-isles and forgotten lands. From the well-known myths of Atlantis to the more obscure legends of Thule and Antilla, from the islands of pure fiction to others whose existence are still in question, Malachy has created an atlas of fairytale and wonder.
Malachy’s prose is accompanied by glorious full colour illustrations from Katie Scott, illustrator of the bestselling, Animalium.
Praise for 60 Degrees North:
‘Malachy Tallack is the real deal’ – John Burnside
‘A brave book in its honesty and self-exposure’ – Robert MacFarlane
‘A joy to read, its prose as clear as the light on the Greenland ice-cap’ – Telegraph