Tom Strynd says he is going to drown Fankle the cat in the millpond unless Jenny rescues him, so even though her mother hates cats, Jenny takes him home. Fankle tells Jenny the stories of his different lives with pirates, in ancient Egypt and even with the Empress of China. George Mackay Brown weaves the story of Orkney's villagers into his writing in his own inimitable style, resulting in a rewarding read for adults and children alike.
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The work of George Mackay Brown (1917-96) is defined by the spirit and history of the Orkney islands. He managed to give the culture, land and oral tradition of the islands universal significance. Throughout his prolific writing career, he found inspiration in the history and folklore of Orkney.Review:
"Reading this book is pure joy." -- The Scotsman
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Book Description Floris Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 160 pages. 7.50x5.10x0.60 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0863154034
Book Description Floris Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0863154034
Book Description Floris Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110863154034
Book Description Floris Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0863154034 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0548433