A novel, winner of the 1975 Whitbread award for fiction, in which a man from an impoverished Scottish mining town becomes leader of his community, even though he longs for escape. From the author of THE PAPERS OF TONY VEITCH, THE BIG MAN, STRANGE LOYALTIES and THE KILN.
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'Here a human history is mined with humour and a clenching sense of its sombre inequities: man's squat but lengthening shadow in the sun' ( Guardian )
'He has a hard muscular quality to his writing. Some of his phrases hammer against you like a collier's pick.' ( The Times )
'An intense, witty and beautifully wrought novel' ( Daily Telegraph )
Winner of the Whitbread prize now in a new paperback edition
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Book Description Allen and Unwin, 1975. Book Condition: Good. Some wear to boards with slight crack to front hinge. Light toning to pages. DJ is toned with tears to front and rear. Ex Library with stamps/labels, etc. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9993200641
Book Description Allen and Unwin, 1975. Book Condition: Good. Good condition book with like DJ. Boards are clean with minor bumping to corners and spine ends. Content clean with age toning to pages and a solid binding. Good DJ with light edge wear including small closed tears and chipping to spine ends. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9994561464
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, London, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. First edition first printing of the third novel by this author. The dust jacket is sun faded. Earlier owners small gift inscription on the first free end page. Price clipped otherwise in very good / good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 20591