A Brit in Iceland

A Brit in Iceland This book is a series of impressions of Iceland drawn from a ten week visit to Iceland in the summer of and also a little time in the Faroe Islands Shetland and onboard boats on the North Atlan

  • Title: A Brit in Iceland
  • Author: GraemeDavis
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This book is a series of impressions of Iceland drawn from a ten week visit to Iceland in the summer of 2003 and also a little time in the Faroe Islands, Shetland, and onboard boats on the North Atlantic As all travel books, it is written in the conviction that the visitor knows something about the places described that those who live there What follows is IcelandThis book is a series of impressions of Iceland drawn from a ten week visit to Iceland in the summer of 2003 and also a little time in the Faroe Islands, Shetland, and onboard boats on the North Atlantic As all travel books, it is written in the conviction that the visitor knows something about the places described that those who live there What follows is Iceland through British eyes.The British Academy are responsible for this book, though they don t know it It is the British Academy who sent me, a lecturer at Britain s Northumbria University, to the University of Iceland, to write a book though not this one The book they wanted written and which was written is A Comparative Syntax of Old English and Old Icelandic published Peter Lang, 2004 You don t want to read that one But you do want to read this book.Sane folk fly to Iceland It s not all that far by air, whether from Britain, or from anywhere in Europe, or from North America Icelandair have a good network, plus connections with SAS and some other major operators, and there is now a budget airline, Iceland Express, flying from London and Copenhagen It is easy to fly to Iceland So I took my car on the ferry And the car proves to be the star of much of this account, and the car journey Britain to Iceland a fascinating experience of the never to be repeated variety.By plane the trip Britain to Reykjavik takes less than three hours By car the trip from Britain to Reykjavik takes about five days, including three nights on ferries and a mighty long drive across Iceland The vehicle that braved 10 weeks of the worst roads in Europe is a 1997 Mercedes Benz C180 a polar white one, which seems appropriate This car proved to be indestructible My thanks to Mercedes for making their cars Iceland proof My thanks to my summer visitors from Britain to Iceland, who in various ways have contributed to this account My thanks to many Icelanders, who may well be horrified at their contribution herein This is Iceland as a Brit sees it Enjoy

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    1. GraemeDavis

      Dr Graeme Davis is an English Linguist at the University of Buckingham He holds a PhD in Anglo Saxon from the University of St Andrews He has lectured at the Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Northumbria and the Open University.He is tutor for the University of Buckingham s Stonehenge MOOC Massive Open Online Course and is editor of the Buckingham Journal of Language and Linguistics, which has developed from earlier journals edited by Dr Davis, including Journal of Language and Linguistics and Lingua et Linguistica He is series editor of two Peter Lang monograph series, Contemporary Studies in Descriptive Linguistics and Studies in Historical Linguistics He is also academic advisor to the Fara Heim project for academic research around the history and archaeology of Hudson Bay and the Canadian Arctic.His research interests include the mediaeval Germanic languages and cultures of the North Atlantic region His book Contemporary Studies in Old English and Old Icelandic was supported by a British Academy research grant and by the University of Iceland Early English Settlement of Orkney and Shetland examines the cultural and linguistic background of the Northern Isles, while Vikings in America sets out the story of the Norse discovery and settlement of North America Lexicographic work includes Dictionary of Surrey English, while the discipline of surname study has been developed in Research Your Surname and Your Family Tree An author of than two dozen books and dozens of articles, Dr Davis has produced both primary research and popular accounts which seek to make scholarship accessible to a wide audience.

    754 thoughts on “A Brit in Iceland”

    1. Graeme Davis's A Brit in Iceland is a short but useful book for those interested in traveling to Iceland. I am planning on going in July 2013, and my cursory reading has already yielded some interesting results:First of all, don't drive in Iceland. There are some excellent macadamized roads, but once outside of Reykjavik, one encounters some grim cinder and dirt tracks that would likely invalidate your vehicle rental agreement. That the author took his own Mercedes to the island in 2003 (when th [...]


    2. Wonderfully done full of the understated humour and the wry observations typical of the British as the author explores the stark beauty of Iceland


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