Gone Viking: A Travel Saga

Gone Viking: A Travel Saga

by Bill Arnott

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Overview

Bill Arnott guides readers on an epic literary odyssey following history’s most feared and misunderstood voyageurs: the Vikings!

To “go Viking” is to embark on an epic journey. For more than eight years, Bill Arnott journeyed throughout the northern hemisphere, discovering sites Scandinavian explorers raided, traded, and settled – finding Viking history in a wider swath of the planet than most anthropologists and historians ever imagined.

With a small pack and weatherproof journal, Bill explores and writes with a journalist’s eye, songwriter’s prose, poet’s perspective, and a comedian’s take on everything else. Prepare yourself for an armchair adventure like no other!

From Europe to Asia, the Mediterranean to the British Isles, through Scandinavia to Iceland, Greenland, and the New World, with further excursions around Thor Heyerdahl’s Pacific, Roald Amundsen’s Arctic, and Olaf Crowbone’s stormy North Atlantic, Bill takes readers on a mythic personal adventure in real time – a present-day Viking quest.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771604475
Publisher: Heritage Group Distribution
Publication date: 09/04/2020
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 365,194
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Author, poet and songwriter Bill Arnott is the author of the bestselling Gone Viking: A Travel Saga (Whistler [British Columbia] Independent Book Awards Finalist and American Book Fest International Book Awards Finalist), Dromomania, and Wonderful Magical Words. His work has been published in literary journals in Canada, the US and UK, Europe, Asia and Australia, and his column Bill Arnott’s Beat is a feature in several magazines. Bill has received awards for prose, poetry and songwriting and is the creator of Bill’s Artist Showcase. For his eight-year Gone Viking expedition he was awarded a fellowship in London’s Royal Geographical Society. When not trekking the globe with a small pack and journal, or showing off cooking skills as a culinary school dropout, Bill can be found on Canada’s west coast, making friends and misbehaving. Visit billarnottaps.wordpress.com.

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