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Kitty Berdo's Book of Orkney Nursery Rhymes


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A collection of nursery rhymes from Orkney.

Compiled by Margaret T Flaws.


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From the foreword:

I feel it is fitting that this book should have its beginnings in Wyre, home to two of Orkney's major poets, Bishop Bjarni and Edwin Muir. Although the rhymes are in a very different literary tradition, they are of equal importance as part of our heritage.

Some years ago when looking for material to help with teaching dialect to Primary School children, I thought of the rhymes I used to know as a child but could remember only a handful. I found very few in print and so this collection was begun.

Here then is a compilation of rhymes from Orkney and Shetland, some for the first time in print and all of them for the first time together, as far as I can tell. 

Published 1994.

Compiled by Margaret T. Flaws, illustrated by Bridget Woodford and calligraphy by Heather Woodford.

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