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A Stuga On the Cusp of the Orust Riviera, tucked away next to a hobbit hole in the woods.

The Shetland Bus - David Howarth Copyright © The Literary Estate of David Howarth, 1998First published in Great Britain byJames Nelson and Sons Ltd 1951From the Foreword: During the war a group of small Norwegian boats manned by Norwegian refugees, normally with a background as fishermen, maintained a route between The Shetland Islands and occupied Norway.Opening: SAGA is an old Norse word which meant simply a story. But from its association with the kind of story which ancient Norseman liked to tell, it has come to mean a story of heroism and endeavour, and of adventure at sea. #16 TBR Busting 2013Liberally dotted with photographs, the stories are relayed in unadorned sincerity. Each and every mission was life-risking and the men who undertook them were so brave.5* We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance 3* The Shetland Bus