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Orkney : a historical guide

Author: Caroline Wickham-Jones
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Birlinn Limited, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An unusual combination of illustrated guidebook and in-depth narrative" on the hidden treasures of these islands just north of Scotland (Scots Magazine). An archipelago twenty miles north of mainland Scotland, Orkney for many centuries had a culture more Scandinavian than Scottish. Strong westerly winds account for both its scarcity of trees and its tradition of well-constructed stone structures, and as a result,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Wickham-Jones
ISBN: 9780857905918 0857905910
OCLC Number: 1137740833
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed January 27, 2020).
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Caroline Wickham-Jones.

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This superbly detailed history of Orkney offers a broad overview starting from the prehistoric period, from which survives the famous settlement of Skara Brae, and goes on to discuss the flowering of  Read more...

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'Wickham-Jones' clear writing, expertise and obvious enthusiasm for her subject make her brand-new 2015 Guide a must-read for anyone drawn to this approximately 70-island-strong historical treasure Read more...

 
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