Poor Things: Episodes from the Early Life of Archibald McCandless M.D., Scottish Public Health Officer

 
9780140265965: Poor Things: Episodes from the Early Life of Archibald McCandless M.D., Scottish Public Health Officer

Set in and around Glasgow and the Mediterranean of the early 1880s, this novel describes the triangle of affection between two doctors and a clever woman who has been created - not born - at the age of 25. This book won the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and "The Guardian" Fiction Prize.

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Review:

"It wouldn't be an exaggeration to hail Alasdair Gray as one of Scotlands greatest living novelists." -- The List Festival Guide 9-15th August 2001

"The greatest Scottish novelist since Sir Walter Scott" -- Anthony Burgess

'A marvellous, endearing book ... a virtuoso feat of literary ventriloquism' -- New Statesman and Society

'The greatest Scottish novelist since Sir Walter Scott' -- Anthony Burgess

'This work of inspired lunacy effectively skewers class snobbery, British imperialism, prudishness and the tenets of received wisdom' -- Publishers Weekly

'Witty and delightfully written' -- New York Times Book Review

About the Author:

Alasdair Gray won the the Whitbread and Guardian Awards for POOR THINGS. He is also the author of THE BOOK OF PREFACES, the story-collection, TEN TALES TALL AND TRUE, and the groundbreaking modern classic, LANARK.

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