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Hardback An account of the decline of the Great Auk, according to one who saw it / Jessie Greengrass.
Publication year: 2017
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: London : John Murray, 2017.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781473652040 9781473652040 (pbk.) :
Number of reservations: 0
The twelve stories in this collection range over centuries and across the world. There are stories about those who are lonely, or estranged, or out of time. There are hauntings, both literal and metaphorical; and acts of cruelty and neglect, but also of penance. Some stories concern themselves with the present, and the mundane circumstances in which people find themselves: a woman who feels stuck in her life imagines herself in different jobs - as a lighthouse keeper in Wales, or as a guard against polar bears in a research station in the Arctic.