The Lairds of Cromarty (Dedalus Europe 2012)

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The Lairds of Cromarty combines the past and the present in a novel full of twists and turns, bizarre settings, eccentric characters and grotesque situations which will delight its readers. Mike Mitchell's translation of The Lairds of Cromarty by Jean Pierre Ohl has been shortlisted for The Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize.

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'The Lairds of Cromarty presents us with a thoroughly engrossing mystery as well as an intriguing collection of supporting characters such as Par the butler, or Mary's Aunt Catriona, who watches the citizens of Edinburgh through a telescope, exclaiming loudly at their behaviour. There's even a cameo by George Orwell, for reasons we won't go into here. An absorbing page-turner that defies all attempts to put it down.' --Alastair Mabbott in The Herald's Paperback of the Week

'For all its Gothic twists, this is a book filled with humour, acute observations of character and place, and literary citations worthy of a professional bookseller Ohl s other career. It has been flawlessly translated by Mike Mitchell in what deserves to become another of the latter s award-winning works.' --The Historical Novel Society Review

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Jean-Pierre Ohl is a bookseller in Talence near Bordeaux. He is the author of 2 novels Mr Dick and the Tenth Book and The Lairds of Cromarty, both published by Dedalus.

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