9781783785933

The Museum of Whales You Will Never See

Travels Among the Collectors of Iceland

A. Kendra Greene


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ISBN: 9781783785933
Published: July 2020

Price: $32.99

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Welcome to Iceland, a very small nation with a very large number (two hundred and sixty five) of (mostly) very small museums.

Founded in the backyards of houses, begun as jokes or bets or memorials to lost friends, these museums tell the story of an enchanted island where bridges arrived only at the beginning of the 20th century, and waterproof shoes only with the second world war. A nation formerly dirt poor, then staggeringly rich, and now building its way to affluence once again. A nation where, in the remote and wild places, you might encounter still a shore laddie, a sorcerer or a ghost.

From Reykjavik's renowned Phallological Museum to a house of stones on the eastern coast; from the curious monsters which roam the remote shores of Bildudalur to a museum of whales which proves impossible to find, here is an enchanted story of obsession, curation, and the peculiar magic of this isolated island.

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  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9781783785933
  • Published: July 2020
  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Width (mm): 135
  • Height (mm): 216
  • Depth (mm): 16
  • Weight (g): 361

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