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Saga land / Richard Fidler and Kári Gíslason
Bib ID 7387181
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Fidler, Richard, 1964- author
 
Description Sydney, NSW : HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2017 
©2017 
xxviii, 447 pages, 32 pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm 
ISBN 9780733338236 (hardback)
Summary

Broadcaster Richard Fidler and author Kári Gíslason are good friends. They share a deep attachment to the sagas of Iceland - the true stories of the first Viking families who settled on that remote island in the Middle Ages.These are tales of blood feuds, of dangerous women, and people who are compelled to kill the ones they love the most. The sagas are among the greatest stories ever written, but the identity of their authors is largely unknown. Together, Richard and Kári travel across Iceland, to the places where the sagas unfolded a thousand years ago. They cross fields, streams and fjords to immerse themselves in the folklore of this fiercely beautiful island. And there is another mission: to resolve a longstanding family mystery - a gift from Kari's Icelandic father that might connect him to the greatest of the saga authors.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Old Norse literature.  |  Family secrets -- Iceland -- Biography.  |  Iceland -- Description and travel.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Gíslason, Kár, author

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