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Greenvoe, the tight-knit community on the Orcadian island of Hellya, has existed unchanged for generations. However, a sinister military/industrial project, Operation Black Star, requires the island for unspecified purposes and threatens the islanders' way of life. In this, his first novel (1972), George Mackay Brown recreates a week in the life of the island community as they come to terms with the destructiveness of Operation Black Star. A whole host of characters - The Skarf, failed fishermen and Marxist historian; Ivan Westray, boatman and dallier; pious creeler Samuel Whaness; drunken fishermen Bert Kerston; earth-mother Alice Voar, and meths-drinker Timmy Folster - are vividly brought to life in this sparkling mixture of prose and poetry.

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Recipes

  • George's Fruit Cookies

    flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, eggs, molasses, raisins, salt, shortening, vanilla extract, walnut, water, sugar

Books

  • George Mackay Brown

    Hachette UK. 2012. ISBN: 9781848547872,1848547870. 400 pages.

    George Mackay Brown was one of Scotland's greatest twentieth-century writers, but in living soul a bundle of paradoxes. He had a wide international reputation, but hardly left his native Orkney. A prolific poet, admired by such fellow poets as Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes and Charles Causley, and hailed by the composer Peter Maxwell Davies as 'the most dictatorial and benign influence ever on my own efforts at creation', he was also an accomplished novelist (shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize for Beside the Ocean of Without surcease) and a master of the short story. When he died in 1996, he left behind an autobiography as deft as it is ultimately uninformative. 'The lives of artists are as dead and also as uniquely fascinating as any or every other life,' he claimed. Never a recluse, he appeared open to his friends, but probably revealed more of himself in his voluminous correspondence with strangers. He not at any time married - indeed he once wrote, 'I have never been in love in my life.' But some of his most poignant letters and poems were written to Stella Cartwright, 'the Dream of Rose Street', the gifted but tragic figure to whom he was once engaged and with whom he kept in touch until the end of her short living. Maggie Fergusson interviewed George Mackay Brown several times and is the only biographer to whom he, a reluctant subject, gave his blessing. Through his letters and throughout conversations with his wide acquaintance, she discovers that this particular artist's life was not only fascinating but vivid, courageous and surprising.

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George Mackay Brown - Wikipedia

George Mackay Brown (17 October 1921 – 13 April 1996) was a Scottish poetess, author and dramatist, whose work has a distinctly Orcadian character.

George Mackay Brown | Metrics | Scottish Poetry Library

George Mackay Brown found his energy in the eternal cycle of life, and the 'ceremonies of fishing and agriculture' on Orkney.