Christine De Luca

Christine De Luca grew up in Walls, Shetland, but has long been resident in Edinburgh. She writes in both English and Shetlandic, her native tongue. She has published six collections of poetry and one novel, and has been the recipient of many awards and prizes for her work. She is one of the founders of Hansel Co-operative Press which was established to promote literary and artistic work in Shetland and Orkney. In 2008 She has translated Roald Dahl’s novel George’s Marvellous Medicine into Shetlandic as Dodie’s Phenomenal Pheesic. She currently holds the post of Edinburgh’s Makar (poet laureate).

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  1. The Shetland Gruffalo's Bairn, Julia Donaldson, Christine De Luca

    The Shetland Gruffalo's Bairn

    The Gruffalo's Child in Shetlandic Scots

    Julia Donaldson

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    Translated by Christine De Luca.


    Illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

    £6.99

    A cautionary tale about what happens when a small Gruffalo leaves the comfort of its cave and sets off into the dark wood on a wintry night, this is sure to be another big hit in Shetland and with Shetlandic speakers wherever they bide.
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  2. Da Trow: The Troll in Shetlandic, Julia Donaldson, David Roberts and Christine De Luca

    Da Trow

    The Troll in Shetlandic Scots

    Julia Donaldson

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    Translated by Christine De Luca.


    Illustrated by David Roberts.

    £6.99

    Julia Donaldson and David Roberts' children's classic, The Troll, is now available in Shetlandic Scots for the very first time, translated by Christine De Luca
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