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Blood of the Vikings
Julian Richards / Published 2001
Tied in with the TV programme. Tells the story of the Vikings in Orkney and the rest of Britain and also uses advanced
DNA testing to show how the influence of the Vikings has lingered genetically in modern Britain.
The Orcadian Book of the 20th Century
Hazell Howard / Published 2000
Archive pictures and a selection of interesting news items (lifted from Local Newspaper
and Library archives) for every year of the 20th Century from 1900
Orkney Guide Book
Charles Tait / Published 1997
Detailed, thorough and profusely illustrated - still the best
R.J. Berry / Published 2000
Makes available the islands' animals, plants, and scenic history to casual readers
as well as to specialists.
The Northern Isles: Orkney and Shetland
Alexander Fenton / Published 1997
New edition of one of the best books ever written about Orkney - copious details on many
aspects of Orcadian (and Shetland) life. A classic.
Boniface Church, Orkney
Christopher Lowe / Published 1998
Detailed description of an excavation at a complex site in Papa Westray