The latest Orkney books at The Orcadian Bookshop
A New History Of The Vikings From Skandinavia To The Silk Roads. Discover the world of the River Kings - and some River Queens. Follow bioarchaeologist and Viking specialist Cat Jarman - and the cutting-edge forensic techniques central to her research - as she uncovers epic stories of the Viking Age. By Cat Jarman. Hardback.
The Shapinsay Dancing Affair. The vivid tale of a pivotal moment in Orkney's age of improvement: when David Balfour, the new laird of Shapinsay in 1846, contested the elders of the island's Secession Churches decision to discipline their flock for participating in the 'sinful' dance he gave. By Paul J. Sutherland. Paperback.
By George Mackay Brown. First published in 1969, An Orkney Tapestry, George Mackay Brown's seminal work, is a unique look at Orkney through the eye of a poet. A new edition published to celebrate 50 years since its first publication and also the George Mackay Brown centenary in 2021.