The Eagle and The Oystercatcher
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Come and meet Holly Bidgood, author of The Eagle and The Oystercatcher. Her novel is set in the Faroe Islands in April 1940, when two British Destroyers sail into the harbour at Trshavn. From that point onwards the lives of the Faroe Islanders are irrevocably altered. Eighteen-year-old Kjartan blames the war for taking away the last remaining member of his family. At the same time, he is struggling with intense feelings for his best friend Orri. The Eagle and The Oystercatcher resonates with evocative descriptions of the bleak landscape of the Faroe Islands.