The latest Orkney books at The Orcadian Bookshop
Enter the childhood world of Phebe Marwick, who grew up in the Wasbister district of Rousay in the inter-war years. Take a step back into the past with her, as she relates many inspirational stories from a long bygone era. Much more than an event-filled childhood memoir, this engaging title offers uncommon insight into the vibrant social history of one...
Orkney book collectors prize a copy of B.H. Hossack’s Kirkwall in the Orkneys. It is a monumental tome, detailing the history of the Royal Burgh until around 1900, street by street, building by building and describes key personalities and events.
When Kathleen Leith, nee Leask, was growing up in the 1930s and 40s, life was more brightly coloured. Stromness was a self-contained world, full of characters, interest and adventure. Graham Place was right at the town's heart and Kathleen's stories of her childhood there brought it vividly to life for her family.