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Beside the ocean of time

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Published by Flamingo in London .
Written in English


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StatementGeorge Mackay Brown.
The Physical Object
Pagination217p. ;
Number of Pages217
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17410445M
ISBN 100006548628

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Copy: Orkney Library [Orkney Room FIC Y]. These included A Calendar of Love (), A Time to Keep (), Greenvoe (), Hawkfall (), and, notably, the novel Beside the Ocean of Time (), which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the Saltire Book of the Year. show more. Beside the Ocean of Time by George Mackay Brown,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5().

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The author is best known as a poet and these stories certainly have the feel of viking saga and mythology, but very much rooted in the culture of the Scottish isles. Beside the Ocean of Time, by George Mackay Brown Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, this was the last novel that George Mackay Brown published before his death.

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