Sixty Degrees North
A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week
UK / Ireland
- "A joy to read, its prose as clear as the light on the Greenland ice-cap" Michael Kerr, the Telegraph.
- "Acute and sensitive" Stuart Kelly, Times Literary Supplement.
- "60 Degrees North is an inspiring pursuit of knowledge, both inner and outer" Amy Liptrot, Caught by the River.
- "Dignified, thoughtful and sophisticated" Doug Johnstone, The Big Issue.
- "An intimate, brave and honest book ... A five star read from start to finish" Press & Journal.
- "Tallack does travelogue well, acutely balancing fact and fancy" Will Self, Guardian.
- "So original, and so compelling ... he takes the brave step of putting himself right at the heart of the story, using his own experiences to ask searching, never-less-than fascinating questions about identity, homecoming and what it means to truly belong to a place." Roger Cox, The Scotsman.
- "A subtle, thoughtful study of life on the 60th parallel" Sara Wheeler, Financial Times.
- "Consistently captivating prose" Yorkshire Post.
- "The best travel writing is never just the outer journey to a particular place; it also always involves an inner journey. [Tallack’s] book mixes history, literature, and geography alongside personal encounters recounted with humour and candour" Catholic Herald.
- "Fabulously well written, gripping and full of emotion, as well as humour" Scotland Outdoors.
- "Tallack is forever testing the psychological dynamics of the sense of belonging." Nature.
- "Tallack is the new voice in travel writing; travelling, meeting people, meditating on home and belonging" Irish Sunday Independent.
- 'A beautifully written meld of travel writing, natural history and personal memoir ... a remarkable odyssey’ The Bookseller.