Iceland, Defrosted Meets Warm Welcome

June 25, 2013
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Iceland, Defrosted Meets Warm WelcomeSourced by Edward Hancox.

On Thursday 20th June 2013, Edward Hancox launched ‘Iceland, Defrosted‘, his debut book at the Embassy of Iceland in Knightsbridge, London. The Embassy hosted the launch event, which proved to be so popular, people were turned away from the event.

A singer/songwriter from Reykjavik, ÍRiS, performed at the event, in addition to a reading from the book and a speech from Deputy Ambassador, Axel Nikulasson.

Edward stated ‘I didn’t expect it to be so popular. I am a first time author, but Iceland, Defrosted seems to be gathering a life of its own. It has received outstanding reviews on Amazon, and now this. I can’t believe that everyone is being so supportive. I’m overwhelmed’. Edward lives in the UK with his wife and child but spends as much time as he can in Iceland. Music – especially contemporary Icelandic music – is his other passion.

There are two further launch events : 29th June, 6pm, Eymundsson, Austurstræti 18, Reykjavík, including a special performance from Icelandic band, Rökkurró and 3rd July, 6pm, Wenlock Books, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, UK.

Iceland, Defrosted will be published globally on 1st  July 2013 . Edward Hancox is a first time author and has travelled to Iceland on numerous occasions. Iceland, Defrosted is a non-fiction work of approximately 80,000 words. It is described by its author as ‘the story of an Englishman’s obsession with the places, people and music of Iceland.’

Edward describes Iceland, Defrosted as being ‘less about wars over codfish, flight-halting volcanoes or globe-shattering financiers, and more about relaxing in natural hotpots, sharing barbeques in howling winter storms, eating waffles and rhubarb jam whilst watching playful Arctic foxes and desperately searching for the elusive Northern Lights.’ It contains interviews with Icelandic musicians, a Michelin-starred chef, and recounts unique experiences that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

Iceland, Defrosted found huge support on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter, where supporters from across the world pledged 179% of the funds required to get the book published. It has since been published by Silverwood Books of Bristol, and will be available in paperback and ebook formats.

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