A Calendar of Love

By George Mackay Brown

Format: Paperback

A collection of short stories, featuring several characters - the fishermen, the crofters, the farmers and the wild tinkers - all struggling to live their lives and find their identities in a harsh habitat and a cruel age.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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In this, George Mackay Brown's first collection of short stories, the themes he would develop over his career are set out - an obsession with his home Orkney, its dark and violent Viking past, the cycle of the seasons, and the struggle of its inhabitants. The characters of these stories - the fishermen, the crofters, the farmers and the wild tinkers - are all struggling to live their lives and find their identities in a harsh habitat and a cruel age. The stories in this collection share the same melancholy tone and sense of the ceaseless renewal made possible by the natural cycle.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 16 Jun 2006
ISBN 9781904598732
Number of Pages 160

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'George Mackay Brown is one of the masters of the short story form.' - Ali Smith

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