An Orkney Tapestry
George Mackay Brown


Paperback | Nov 2019 | Polygon | 9781846974809 | 208pp | 198x129mm | RFB | AUD$19.99, NZD$24.99

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 include discussions on: Orkney, Rackwick and the development and decline of an island community, Vikings and the study of three great Vikings (Earl Sigurd, Said Magnus and Martyr, and Earl Rognvald the Crusader, Poets and more.