Maggie Fergusson

Orcadian cadences: celebrating the reclusive poet George Mackay Brown

New editions of his poetry and short stories, published to mark his centenary, show his spirituality and extraordinary gift for ‘involved detachment’

All of George Mackay Brown’s writing is based in Orkney, which he rarely left. He only once visited England. Credit: Bridgeman Images

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