Winter Tales

By George Mackay Brown

Format: Paperback

A collection of stories, focusing on light and darkness, winter and its festivals. Through a variety of characters from shipwrecked Scandinavians to an Edinburgh gentleman, this work looks at the impact of ways of thinking on the traditional way of life of Orkney.

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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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This is a superb collection of stories, focusing on light and darkness, winter and its festivals, by one of the greatest story-tellers of the twentieth century. Through a variety of characters from shipwrecked Scandinavians to an Edinburgh gentleman, George Mackay Brown looks at the impact of new ways of thinking on the traditional way of life of Orkney.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 11 Oct 2006
ISBN 9781904598879
Number of Pages 240

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'George Mackay Brown's Winter Tales is an enchanting, tender and robust collection of stories steeped in the ancient rhythms and customs of rural life.' VOGUE 'The burnished beauty of his natural descriptions is that of a spellbinding spinner of tales, making his a worthy addition to the trove he would preserve.' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY 'In this collection the author is at his celebratory and affirmative best. Everything he writes about is rooted in the harsh Orkney landscape, yet is often heart-achingly tender and compassionate.' YORKSHIRE POST

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