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Around the Orkney peat-fires

Around the Orkney peat-fires

being sketches of notable Orcadians, smuggling anecdotes, stories of the press-gang, and witch and other stories

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Published by Kirkwall Press in Kirkwall, Scotland .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Folklore -- Scotland -- Orkney.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementcompiled by W. R. Mackintosh.
    ContributionsMackintosh, William R.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination215 p. ;
    Number of Pages215
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14188851M

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