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Vinland, George Mackay Brown's fourth novel, follows the turbulent life of Ranald Sigmundson, a young boy born into the Dark Ages, when Orkney was torn between its Viking past and its Christian future. This book takes the reader on a journey from Orkney, over to Norway, into Iceland and Ireland, recreating with historical accuracy the customs and landscapes of the time while bringing the age to life through a large cast of engaging characters. Through the telling of Ranald's story, Mackay Brown displays abundant knowledge about many facets of early Orkney life, of seamanship, marriage customs, beliefs and traditions and his portrayal of this age extends to the routine of the Norwegian Royal court. Traditional poetry is scattered throughout Mackay Brown's prose adding a richness and depth to the tale he tells.

Lore and legend, the elemental pull of the sea and the land, the sweetness of the early religion and the darker, more ancient rites, weave through this exquisite celebration of Orcadian history and the inexorable seasons of life.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 1992 : UK Hardback
Title: Vinland
Author(s): George Mackay Brown
ISBN: 0-7195-5149-8 / 978-0-7195-5149-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 2005 : UK Paperback
Title: Vinland
Author(s): George Mackay Brown
ISBN: 1-904598-33-1 / 978-1-904598-33-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
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July 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: VINLAND
Author(s): George Mackay Brown
ISBN: 0-00-729292-9 / 978-0-00-729292-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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October 1995 : UK Paperback
Title: Vinland
Author(s): George Mackay Brown
ISBN: 0-00-654618-8 / 978-0-00-654618-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Vinland
Author(s): George Mackay Brown
Publisher: John Murray
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March 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Vinland
Author(s): George Mackay Brown
Publisher: John Murray
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