Item: Allt Önnur Ella (‘A Very Different Ella’) by Ingólfur Margeirsson

Elín moved to London in January 2010 to be with Bragi, whom she had met during the summer holiday in Reykjavík. While in London she studied for a degree in interior design, and graduated earlier this year, before travelling around Asia with Bragi, during which time they got married.

Elín’s book is a biography of her grandmother Elín ‘Ella’ Þórarinsdóttir. She calls her grandmother her ‘superstar’ in life. “She’s quite a character and a best friend too! She gave the book to me when I was younger and whenever I miss her I find comfort in reading a chapter or two!”

Elín loves her lopapeysa which was knitted for her by her Thai mother.