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For the Islands I Sing

Author: George Mackay Brown

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George’s memory is inseparable from Orkney, where he was born the youngest child of a poor family and which he rarely left. His mother was a beautiful woman who spoke only Gaelic and his father was a wit, mimic and singer, who also doubled as postman and tailor. Tuberculosis framed George’s early life and kept him in a kind of limbo. He discovered alcohol which gave him insights into the workings of the mind. While attending the University of Edinburgh he came into contact with Goodsir Smith, MacDiarmid and Norman MacCaig – and Stella Cartwright with whom perhaps all of them were in love. By the time of his death in 1996 he was recognised as one of the great writers of his time and country. show more

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Weight 190 g
Author

George Mackay Brown

Publisher

Birlinn General

Binding

Paperback / softback

ISBN-10

1846975115

Dimensions

194 x 123 x 15

Language

English

Country of Pub

United Kingdom

Book Condition

New

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