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Following a Lark: Poems

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This is a collection of poems from George Mackay Brown, the Orkney-based poet.
Paperback, 86 pages
Published December 1st 1996 by John Murray Publishers
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This poet makes me think. He stretches my mind and I have to continually go back over sentence after sentence to try to grasp what he means. I never grow tired of doing that though; his word play is lovely and unlike with Robbie Burns I actually think its worth my effort
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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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