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  • Location: Orkney, Kirkwall, South Ronaldsay

Crash Land

Crash Land

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: Kirkwall  – a wall by name and a wall by nature. Finn wants to leave but he can’t.

  • ISBN: 978-0571330867
  • Genre: Crime, Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Sitting in the departure lounge of Kirkwall Airport, Finn Sullivan just wants to get off Orkney. But then he meets the mysterious and dangerous Maddie Pierce, stepping in to save her from some unwanted attention, and his life is changed forever.

Travel Guide

Orkney and Kirkwall

The real Orkney is evoked and depicted in this novel as closely as it can be. Of course the author has made some changes he says such as the lack of a bar at Kirkwall airport.

The Tomb of Eagles is real although the family who discover is are fictional and replace the real life Simisons. This is the arguably the most well known and most visited archaeological sites on Orkney. Perched above the dramatic South Ronaldsay cliffs, The ‘Tomb of the Eagles’  was discovered by chance by local farmer Ronnie Simison in the 1950s. The Tomb is actually a Stone Age tomb which has revealed an amazing collection of bones and artefacts,from thousands of years earlier.

The proximity of the visitor centre and the nearby farmhouse has also been changed.

Streetview Maps

A) Orkney - Kirkwall harbour
D) Orkney - Tomb of Eagles

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information: Crash Land

Author/ Guide: Doug Johnstone  Destination: Orkney, Kirkwall  Departure Time: 2000s

Twitter:  @doug_johnstone    Web: dougjohnstone.com

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