Orkney Tapestry, An

  • Stock No
  • 56149
  • 9781846974809
  • 1 Author
  • George Mackay Brown
  • 2 Publisher
  • Polygon
  • 3 Format
  • PB

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A unique look at Orkney through a poet's eye, an Orkney Tapestry is a celebration of its people, language and place. It is not written as a continuous historical narrative but as a pattern of history, legend and folklore. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Sylvia Wishart - a fellow Orcadian - they show what has been won and lost in Orkney over the centuries. Chapters discuss modern Orkney; Rackwick: the development and decline of an island community, a microcosm of Orkney life; Vikings: a study of three great Vikings: Earl Sigurd; Said Magnus and Martyr, and Earl Rognvald the Crusader; Poets: a ballad maker and Robert Rendall, an Orkney poet; Midwinter Music and Midsummer Music: two chapters on folklore and communal art and poetry.

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