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An Orkney Boyhood

9781905267545

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Duncan Cameron Mackenzie's recollections of his post-war childhood on Burray.

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Duncan Cameron Mackenzie was born in 1949. this is an honest and humorous memoir about his life up to the age of 16 living on Burray - one of the Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland.

'From the age of four onwards, I spent much of my time walking to the shops, armed with a shopping bag, a list and a ration book.'

Duncan Cameron Mackenzie's recollections of his post-war childhood on Burray, Orkney will fascinate and amuse the modern reader. Read about:

- Collection scrap metal at Scapa Flow.

- Being lowered into the well to sort out the family's water supply.

- Encounters with jellyfish.

- Neep-hoeing competitions.

- The town hall cinema.

- Raft-building.

- The traditional New Year's Day Ba' game.

Part of the 'flashbacks' series.

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