Gone Viking

Gone Viking

A Travel Saga

Book - 2020 | First Rocky Mountain Books edition
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Bill Arnott guides readers on an epic literary odyssey following history's most feared and misunderstood voyageurs: the Vikings! To "go Viking" is to embark on an epic journey. For more than eight years, Bill Arnott journeyed throughout the northern hemisphere, discovering sites Scandinavian explorers raided, traded, and settled - finding Viking history in a wider swath of the planet than most anthropologists and historians ever imagined. With a small pack and weatherproof journal, Bill explores and writes with a journalist's eye, songwriter's prose, poet's perspective, and a comedian's take on everything else. Prepare yourself for an armchair adventure like no other! From Europe to Asia, the Mediterranean to the British Isles, through Scandinavia to Iceland, Greenland, and the New World, with further excursions around Thor Heyerdahl's Pacific, Roald Amundsen's Arctic, and Olaf Crowbone's stormy North Atlantic, Bill takes readers on a mythic personal adventure in real time - a present-day Viking quest.
Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia :, Rocky Mountain Books,, [2020]
Edition: First Rocky Mountain Books edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781771604475
Branch Call Number: 910.41 ARN
Characteristics: 321 pages ; 22 cm

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bat1734
Aug 02, 2019

This is more than just a travel memoir – it’s a spectacular journey across the globe! Scenery is described so vividly you’ll forget you’re at home. It is fun, humorous, heartfelt and an excellent read!

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Worddude
Jul 14, 2019

I have copies of both of Bill Arnotts' travel memoirs. I have begun the process of reading them. I am finding them both to be delightful. I think he shows himself to be a great writer. In sum, I think the best way I can sum up Bill Arnotts' writing is like this. Read Bill Arnotts' books; sometimes you'll laugh, sometimes you'll learn; sometimes you'll do both.

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billyarnott
Jul 14, 2019

“This is definitely one of the best reads of the year.” - Candice James, Poet Laureate Emerita, Silver Bow Press

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