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For the Islands I Sing

An Autobiography

By George Mackay Brown

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'A hauntingly beautiful memoir' - Literary Review

George Mackay Brown wrote this memoir in the years before his death in 1996, but he did not want it published while he lived. Here we see the author's simple, bardic honesty turned on himself.

In particular, he looks at Orkney, where he was born the youngest child in a poor family, and which he rarely left.

Biographical Notes

George Mackay Brown was one of the greatest Scottish writers of the twentieth century. A prolific poet, admired by such fellow poets as Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney, he was also an accomplished novelist and a master of the short story. He died at the age of 74 on 13 April 1996.

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  • ISBN: 9781848549456
  • Publication date: 23 Jan 2014
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  • Imprint: John Murray
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