George Mackay Brown treasures set to go under the hammer



A treasure trove of personal artefacts which shaped the career of one of Scotland’s most celebrated poets is to be auctioned off.
Dozens of manuscripts, notebooks, letters and handwritten notes kept by the celebrated Orcadian writer George Mackay Brown will go under the hammer in Edinburgh next month.
Auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull said the family of Mackay Brown’s literary executor, Brian Murray, a fellow Orcadian and long-time friend, has put the collection up for sale.
Highlights include a homemade childhood comic, a signed copy of his first poetry collection, The Storm, and copies of... read more

 
30 January 2018 in Lifestyle, Views: 37
Source: Scotsman
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