Islands in the sun?

These lovely holiday houses are on isolated islands in a large archipelago which enjoys the Gulf Stream and are north of the Arctic Circle? There was a raid on them during WWII. Can you name the group of islands?

The first answer out of the hat after midnight on 15 November 2018, will get a book prize popped in the post to them.

The entries, only by email, must be accompanied by your name and a postal address (you'd be surprised how many folk omit this crucial condition!). Usual rules apply: only those offering a UK address are eligible,  the owners and employees of a well known weapons' manufacturer etc. should not apply. The final decision is binding and no correspondence can be entered into...or something of the sort.


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The answer to the last competition.

Our Spring/summer 2018 competition invited you to identify the two characters in the picture below. The pachyderm, known as Tara could arguably be said to be the most famous elephant currently alive! Tara was  ridden by Mark Shand in a journey he described in his book "Travels on my elephant". Tara, the elephant, lives in retirement now at the lodge known as Kipling's Camp, where Rufus Reade (the other 'character' in the water) stayed as a guest of the owner, Belinda Wright, earlier in 2018. You might like to see their website The Lodge is a lovely place to stay, close to the entrance of Kanha National Park. The garden of the lodge has no fence so wild animals come into the area in front of the lodges to drink: if you keep very still and quiet you can watch them from the terrace in front of your room: a great treat.

The winner of the book prize will shortly be receiving her prize through the post.


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