Orkney Life - then and now.
This book follows in Hossack’s footsteps and reveals the town’s development, primarily from 1900 to 2000. It describes the businesses that traded, their owners and a few of the characters that have added colour to the town’s history. By G. D. Partner. Hardback.
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.
An intriguing snapshot of crofting life in the county 130 years ago through evidence given to, what became known as, the Napier Commission, set up by the government to probe the plight of crofters in the Highlands and Islands. By William P.L. Thomson. Hardback.