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Author: MacKay Brown, George Set In . . .
 Europe, Scotland, Orkney Islands
Genre: Historical Novel
Time Frame: Medieval
Published: 1973
Description: This profound and poetic novel has been described as George Mackay Brown's most innovative work. He recounts the tale of the murder of the Earl of Orkney in the 12th century and links it to the story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German theologian imprisoned and executed by the Nazis during World War Two. A fascinating meditation on the eternal questions of guilt, goodness and sacrifice from one of Scotland's greatest writers.
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