THE COLLECTED ORKNEY DIALECT TALES

By: Costie, C.M.

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Book Condition: Very Good +


190pp., plus (ii). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over minimally bumped spine. Plain red boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly bumped on plain rear only. This book, somewhat difficult to read for anyone unfamiliar with Orkney vernacular - the Orkney Norn - consists of twenty-three stories collected by C.M. (Christina McKay) Costie (1902-1967), an Orkney native. Stories include children's 'entertainments', imaginative reconstructions of Orkney's past, mirthful descriptions of rural life and character, to deeply serious attempts to understand and evaluate a way of existence which, despite poverty and simplicity, had a quality and 'goodness' which inevitably enriched, and frequently dignified, the careers of ordinary men and women . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword. 23 'stories'. Notes. Book weight approx. 400g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post as a small parcel.

Title: THE COLLECTED ORKNEY DIALECT TALES

Author Name: Costie, C.M.

Categories: Short Stories, Languages/Linguistics, History - Local,

Edition: First Thus

Publisher: Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, U.K., The Kirkwall Press: 1995

Binding: Hardcover and Dustjacket

Book Condition: Very Good +

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 013558

Keywords: Literature, Languages, Dialects, Orkney Islands, Orcadian Narratives, Orkney Vernacular, Anecdotes, Short Stories, Costie, C.M. (Christina McKay), 1902-1967