Fiction, folklore and poetry based in Orkney, or by writers who live in or have Orkney connections.
George Mackay Brown is seen as one of the great Scottish poets of the 20th century. He wrote of life and nature in his native Orkney Islands, his fertile imagination encompassing poetry, novels, children’s stories, essays, plays, and media pieces.
Novels from local authors from Orkney or Orkney-based.
Novels based in Orkney, by authors from far and wide.
Poets from, and inspired by, Orkney.
Explore the rich folklore and mythology of Orkney.
Who would have thought that plain Mary Balfour, born and bred in the far Orkney's, would become Mary Brunton, best selling novelist, rival in her time to Jane Austen, and a leading light in Edinburgh's then flourishing and sophisticated literary circles?... By Mary McKerrow. Foreword by Fay Weldon. Hardback.