The Viking Isles

The Viking Isles Travels in Orkney and Shetland

Paperback (10 Oct 2019)

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Synopsis

Paul Murton has long had a love of the Viking north - the island groups of Orkney and Shetland and the old counties of Caithness and Sutherland - which, for centuries, were part of the Nordic world as depicted in the great classic the Orkneyinga Saga. Today this fascinating Scandanavian legacy can be found everywhere - in physical remains, place-names, local traditions and folklore, and much else besides. This is a personal account of Paul's travels in the Viking north. Full of observation, history, anecdote and encounters with those who live there, it also serves as a practical guide to the many places of interest. From a sing-along with the Shanty Yell Boys to fishing off Muckle Flugga, from sword dancing with the men of Papa Stour to a Norwegian pub crawl in Lerwick, Paul paints a vivid picture of these lands and their people, and explores their extraordinary rich heritage.

Book information

ISBN: 9781780275802
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
Pub date:
DEWEY: 914.113
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: vii, 232
Weight: 980g
Height: 190mm
Width: 246mm
Spine width: 19mm