Beside the Ocean of Time

Novel short-listed for 1994 Booker Prize
AUTHOR BIO: George Mackay Brown was a Scottish poet, author and dramatist, whose work has a distinctly Orcadian character. He is considered one of the great Scottish poets of the 20th century. "Beside the Ocean of Time" was short-listed for the 1994 Booker Prize.

George Mackay BROWN

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ISBN 9781896209128
Year Published 1994
In this novel set on the fictitious island of Norday in the Orkneys, George Mackay Brown beckons us into the imaginary world of the young Thorfinn Ragnarson, the son of a crofter. In his day-dreams he relives the history of this island people, travelling back in time to join Viking adventurers at the court of the Byzantine Emperor in Constantinople, then accompanying a Falstaffian knight to the battle of Bannockburn.