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PUBLISHER:

Birlinn General
FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9781904598732
RRP: £7.99
PAGES: 160
PUBLICATION DATE: May 14, 2006

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A Calendar of Love

By (author) George Mackay Brown

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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