George Mackay Brown’s voice is rooted in the ancient myths of Orkney and his stories echo the legends that have become woven into the fabric of the islands.
In his latter years George Mackay Brown was commissioned every Christmas by the Glasgow Herald and the Tablet to write an original seasonal short story. They appear here in Christmas Stories for the first time.
‘George Mackay Brown wants to remind us that when we, in the darkness of winter, recite again those tales of a child born in an abandoned shed, attended by kneeling shepherds and kings, we are connecting with the most elemental forces of the universe.’ William Peterson
Every Thursday morning for twenty years and more, the Orkney writer George Mackay Brown cleared a breakfast-table space among the teacups and the marmalade and, sitting with his elbows among the...Read more
A Song of the Islands
An Orkney Tapestry sits quietly at the heart of George Mackay Brown’s prolific output as a writer of poetry, stories, novels and plays, created over a life that was longer and richer than he or...Read more