John Donald 2010
Paperback 236pp Illustrated
9781906566210   Product Code: 11465
From Viking sagas to the poets and novelists of the 20th century, Orkney has a long and brilliant literary culture. This first full survey of writing from and about the archipelago covers the full historical sweep, and is generously furnished with extracts. It traces the roots of the tradition in the Orkneyinga Saga, its 19th century revival, and its influence on modern writers such as Edwin Muir and George Mackay Brown, to identify the islands' unique and compelling voice.