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Iceland, Defrosted

June 12, 2013

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Sourced by Edward Hancox.

An Englishman has written an extraordinary book about Iceland, and its about to be published globally on 1st  July 2013 . The first time author has travelled to Iceland on numerous occasions and has written a book that is far from the average tourist guide.

Iceland Defrosted is a non-fiction work of approximately 80,000 words. 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.

Edward stated: ‘I needed to get Iceland, Defrosted off my hard drive and on to coffee tables. Without the kind support of all my Kickstarter backers, I had just spent a huge chunk of my life writing something that would never have been read by anyone else. I was not prepared to let that happen. I wanted my friends, my family and all the kind hearted Icelanders who helped me with this project to be proud of it.’

‘A devoted fan of all things Icelandic – and particularly Icelandic music – Edward Hancox has shared his amusing anecdotes the world over through his colorful columns on Iceland Review online. His readers will be sure to welcome his publishing debut.’ Eygló Arnarsdóttir, Iceland Review

‘Hancox knows his Björk from his Borko’ Ólafur Arnalds (musician & composer)

Edward has written numerous articles, which have been published in English-language Icelandic publications (Iceland Review / Atlantica / Reykjavik Grapevine). Edward also has a popular website (

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