Steering the Stone Ships Paperback

A Story of Orkney Kirks and People

by Jocelyn Rendall;

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Steering the Stone Ships

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From hermitages on wind-blasted holms to dour nineteenth-century preaching barns; from a splendid cathedral founded by a Norse earl to a Nissen hut painted by Italian prisoners during the Second World War; from city kirks built for huge and earnest Presbyterian congregations, to a diminutive Roman Catholic chapel converted from a byre - Orkney's churches are diverse in scale, age, style and history, but all are built for one purpose. Jocelyn Rendall tells the fascinating story of an islands' people through the records of these churches. From reluctant pagans to zealous firebrands and all in between, the tales on which these records shed light range from the hilarious to the heartbreaking. Orkney acts as a microcosm for the nation, concentrating the extremes of a rich and varied social history.

Steering the Stone Ships by Jocelyn Rendall was published by St Andrew Press in October 2009 and is our 47318th best seller. The ISBN for Steering the Stone Ships is 9780715209080.

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Details for Steering the Stone Ships

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSt Andrew Press (October 2009)
Number of Pages288
Thickness19 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code2545525
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