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The neighbours gather at the Red House for Jo and Ryan's housewarming. Abridged by Robin Brooks. Read by Steven Robertson.

As Sandy wrestles with the attraction he feels towards his new neighbour, the community gathers at the Red House to welcome Jo and Ryan to the valley.

Read by Steven Robertson

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

Malachy Tallack's debut novel is a quiet yet powerful study of contemporary rural Scotland that asks what remains when a way of life vanishes. Set on the rugged west coast of Shetland, in a community only ever a few steps away from extinction, Tallack's novel tackles big questions about land, inheritance and belonging without ever losing sight of the humanity and integrity of its characters.

Malachy Tallack is the author of two non-fiction titles which fused nature writing, history and memoir; Radio 4 Book of the Week 60 DEGREES NORTH and THE UN-DISCOVERED ISLANDS. Malachy won a New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust in 2014 and the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in 2015. He is a singer-songwriter, author and journalist.

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Reader Steven Robertson
Author Malachy Tallack
Abridger Robin Brooks
Producer Eilidh McCreadie

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