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Review

Heida

20 September 2019
Written by: Steinunn Sigurdardottir
Review by: Dee Atkinson
Genre: Non-fiction

This is the story of solitary Icelandic sheep farmer Heida who at age 23 returned home to look after her parent’s farm.

She has also been a police officer and a teacher. She has a flock of 500 sheep in remote Icelandic highlands set under the volcano Katla.

Heida spends her life watchful of earthquakes, glaciers and snow.

This is the story of why she walked away from a modelling career, stories of her animals and farm work and why she went into politics for a year to stop an energy company who wanted to turn her farm into a power plant and reservoir.

Interlaced with poetry. This is a charming story.

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