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November 9, 2005

Economy booms but no service for the elderly

The Icelandic króna has never been higher; disposable income (from 1995 to 2003) of individuals has doubled; the banks are posting record profits; a new generation of Icelandic billionaires has emerged; Icelanders have never bought as many cars or built as many summer houses; but during these times of economic prosperity, one group is being left out. The group that made the sacrifices that made Iceland what it is today – the elderly.

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“I am in seventh heaven,” says mystery writer

“Silence of the Grave” (Grafarþögn), a crime novel by mystery writer Arnaldur Indridason, translated by Bernard Scudder, won one of the world’s most respected crime novel awards, the British Crime Writer Association’s Gold Dagger for Fiction.

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