Category: Books

An evening with Margaret Willson, author of Seawomen of Iceland

On the Nordic Heritage Museum website, I saw an event with an irresistible description: The plaque said this was the winter fishing hut of Thurídur Einarsdóttir, one of Iceland’s greatest fishing captains, and that she lived from 1777 to 1863. “Wait,” anthropologist and former seawoman Margaret Willson said. “She??” So began a quest. Were there more Icelandic …

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