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'Guddicks' book

Guddicks: Traditional Guddicks from Shetland

If you are interested in guddicks, you should enjoy the new book Guddicks; Traditional Riddles from Shetland, by Amy Lightfoot and Laurie Goodlad, published at Christmas 2013 by The Shetland Times.  It contains a large collection of guddicks, together with lively descriptions of many aspects of traditional life in Shetland, provided by ethnologist Amy Lightfoot, who draws on the extensive archive - more than 600 hours - of recordings  she has made in Shetland.  With this background information, many older guddicks become more understandable to a modern reader.

The guddicks on this website were not drawn from the new book, but obviously share some of the source material!

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