A Time to Keep

A Time to Keep

by George Mackay Brown

Paperback(Third edition)

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A Time to Keep is George Mackay Brown’s second volume of short stories inspired by both ancient and modern life on the island of Orkney. First published in 1969, its 12 stories depict a vast cast of characters drawn from Orkney’s past and present, offering a range of emotions and incidents. They are elemental tales of the fishermen, crofters and farmers of the island and of the harsh, beautiful landscape in which they live.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904598657
Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
Publication date: 11/01/2017
Edition description: Third edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,176,185
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

George Mackay Brown is considered to be one of the greatest Scottish poets and authors of the twentieth century. 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. Following the publication and success of Booker Prize short-listed Beside the Ocean of Time, Mackay Brown wrote two collections of short stories, the second of which was published posthumously. When he died on 13 April 1996, he left a legacy for both Scottish literature and the communities of the Orkney Islands.

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