CY­CLING INNOCENTLY INTO THE ARC­TIC

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I Cy­cled into the Arc­tic Cir­cle: A Pere­gri­na­tion by James Duthie and Matt Hulse (Saltire So­ci­ety) is a “newly re­vived and re­vised edi­tion of deaf Scots­man James Duthie’s rare jour­nal.” It’s one end-re­sult of a thir­teen-year labour of love by the artist-film­maker Matt Hulse (the other, a film adap­ta­tion of Duthie’s jour­nal ti­tled Dummy Jim, hit the film fes­ti­val cir­cuit in 2013). Both projects had fund­ing from the Saltire So­ci­ety, an arts or­ga­ni­za­tion de­voted to “cel­e­brat­ing the Scot­tish imag­i­na­tion.” In the book’s in­tro­duc­tion, the So­ci­ety’s ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor ex­plains their will­ing­ness to help Hulse “re­vive and re­vise” an awk­wardly writ­ten, fifty-five-yearold self-pub­lished ac­count by a deaf Scot­tish cy­clist who had set out for Morocco, but ended in Nor­way: “Both James and Matt might be seen as ‘Saltire peo­ple’: peo­ple who have a

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