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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited (1 Mar. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904598730
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904598732
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 394,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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

[Mackay Brown] distilled the essence of his people's past into timeless and meditative prose of extraordinary beauty. --Inverness Courier

'Tae read George Mackay Brown is tae dauner lik a ghaist, flittin frae landwart tae seawart, frae here-an-nou, tae lang, lang Syne an tae ken the heids an herts o priest, tinker, cadger, witch, crofter, fisherman, bairn, orra body. Sae seamless is his scrievin that ye dinna remark the mudgins in perception in time an place. Ye paddle in the gaithert burn o consciousness sae that ye become a pairt o it; ye are at the hert o a commonty, a dirlin, history an a speeritual expairience... Gin ye need fushion fur yer mind an yer sowel ye canna dae better nor this. --Lallans Review

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George Mackay Brown is one of the major Scottish literary figures of the twentieth century. A prolific poet, short story writer and novelist, he took much of his inspiration from the myths and landscape of Orkney, and from his deep Catholic faith. His collection of short stories 'A Time to Keep' (1971) won the Katherine Mansfield Mentor short story prize and his novel 'Beside the Ocean of Time' was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1994. He died in 1996.

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A truly wonderful collection of short stories which are so huge in scope of the human condition and time and yet all physically set in the Orkneys. There is a rawness and yet a real acceptance of the harshness at times of life throughout, finding humour in some of the most melancholic occurences. You feel the eternal cycle of life rolling through the pages of all the many characters. I think it's something I will dip into again and again.
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