Iceland Spar

By John Greening

Price: £8.95

ISBN: 1 904886 77 8

Iceland Spar is Greening’s response to an extraordinary landscape which has deep personal significance for him. In 1942, his father was posted to a bleak RAF wireless hut on the edge of the Arctic Circle. He stayed for a year, but never returned to Iceland in peacetime.

59 years later, following his father’s death, John Greening was awarded an authors’ foundation grant to go and search for Valhall camp. These stark and unexpectedly spiritual poems are the result.