The Island of the Women

The Island of the Women

by George Mackay Brown


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George Mackay Brown’s writing has never been more compelling and imaginative than in these six stories that celebrate the sea and the land, the past and present, voyages and homecomings. In the title story, Brown uses the famous Orcadian myth of the selkie, the seal-man. The story ‘Poet and Prince: A Fable’, explores the role of the writer in society, a tale which begins in an unknown European state and concludes on Brown’s beloved island.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904598909
Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,237,088
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

George Mackay Brown is considered to be one of the greatest Scottish poets and authors of the twentieth century. His technical mastery and control of both prose and verse attracted a world-wide readership. Although never reaching bestseller status, his books were published in more than a dozen countries around the world, drawing hundreds of avid fans to his house in Orkney each year.

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