Sagas of Salt and Stone: Orkney unwrapped

Posted on May 22, 2018

In Sagas of Salt and Stone: Orkney Unwrapped, published by Saraband on 24 May 2018, Robin Noble takes us on a personal voyage of adventure and discovery of the archipelago, its history, nature and people.

Its the latest book from the author of Castles in the Mist, which was shortlisted for the Saltire Society History Book of the Year award.

Sagas of Salt and Stone is the thinking person’s Orkney companion: it highlights the best that Orkney has to offer – from its seabird colonies and startling rock formations to its fishermen’s huts and the Ring of Brodgar.

And Robin elucidates Orkney’s power to inspire and to provide succour for troubled souls.

After all, Orkney is distinct, wild. It is remote, surrounded by an endless ocean and dominated by an infinite sky, which brings either brilliant light or days of wind that make everything taste of salt.

This remarkable landscape has the power to bewitch people, and Robin Noble has been in its thrall for a lifetime.

He reflects on what has changed and is changing in Orkney, sharing stories of golden summer days and relentless winter storms, of past friendships and family travails.

Sagas of Salt and Stoneis nothing less than his love letter to Orkney and its people.