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Saturday 03 April 2010

Sandi Toksvig explores the Falkland Islands in the company of a military and wildlife artist and a former Falklands vet and examines the journey of a deported Polish family from what is now Belarus to Tavistock in Devon, via Kazakhstan, Tehran and Karachi.

  • Mandy Shepherd

    Mandy Shepherd is a military and wildlife artist and has made 12 trips to the Falkland Islands, painting its wildlife, military machines and scenery. Since 1996 when she first discovered the Islands, she’s maintained a keen interest and now runs wildlife trips there.

    Falkland Islands Tourist Board
    Jetty Visitor Centre, PO Box 618, Stanley, FIQQ 1ZZ Falkland Islands
    e-mail: info@falklandislands.com
    Tel: +(500) 22215

    Find out more about Mandy Shepherd
  • Andrew Coe

    Andrew Coe was the Falkland Islands senior veterinary officer when he lived on the Islands in 1995. He spent three and half years there with his wife and children. His job was very diverse ranging from domestic animals to the complex regulatory work with fish import/exports. The Islands are a great place for peace and solitude and Andrew’s favourite is Carcass Island, the largest of the West Point Island Group.

    Falkland Adventure
    Andrew Coe
    Publisher: Bluebell Publishing; 1st edition
    ISBN-10: 095382201X
    ISBN-13: 978-0953822010

    Find out more about Carcass Island
  • Matthew Kelly

    Matthew Kelly remembers his Polish Great Grandmother from early childhood when he spent happy holidays on her small farm near Tavistock in Devon. Matthew’s interest was sparked when he heard the stories recounted by his English speaking grandmother. His journey in the footsteps of his ancestors began in Warsaw and is recounted in his book Finding Poland.

    Finding Poland
    Publisher: Jonathan Cape
    ISBN-10: 0224081675
    ISBN-13: 978-0224081672

    Find out more about Matthew Kelly



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