By: Costie, C.M.
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, U.K., The Kirkwall Press: 1995
Edition: First Thus
Seller ID: 013558
Binding: Hardcover and Dustjacket
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 t... View More...