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Hawkfall: And Other Stories

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This collection of eleven stories, first published by The Hogarth Press in 1974, demonstrates the full range of George Mackay Brown's literary talent. George Mackay Brown was steeped in the life and traditions of Orkney, a world set firmly between the sea and the sky, where time has an altogether different nature and significance from the rest of the world. 'In Orkney,' wr ...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Polygon (first published 1974)
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Hugh
Mar 21, 2016 Hugh rated it really liked it
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This is the fourth book I have read by George Mackay Brown, and although there is quite a lot of common ground between them, they all add something to the whole. His writing is firmly rooted in the history and society of the Orkneys. He is a master storyteller, equally adept with historical legends, folklore and personal stories that give a deep insight into the largely lost world of the islanders.
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Oct 29, 2014 Fiona rated it liked it
Not so much short stories as a collection of Orcadian fables based on historical events or folk stories. I'd probably take this book with me if I was visiting Orkney again as it would bring some of the historical sites to life. It didn't bowl me over though.
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Short stories set in Orkney full of village characters. Two of the stories are ghost stories and one appears to be somewhat autobiographical.
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George Mackay Brown, the poet, novelist and dramatist, spent his life living in and documenting the Orkney Isles.

A bout of severe measles at the age of 12 became the basis for recurring health problems throughout his life. Uncertain as to his future, he remained in education until 1940, a year which brought with it a growing reality of the war, and the unexpected death of his father. The followin
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