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Docherty By William Mcilvanney

Docherty by William Mcilvanney

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Winner of the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award

Docherty Summary

Docherty by William Mcilvanney

At the end of 1903, in a tough, working-class town in the West of Scotland, Tam Docherty's youngest son, Conn is born. Tam is determined that life and the pits won't swallow up his boy the way it has him. Courageous and questioning, Docherty emerges as a leader of almost indomitable strength, but in a close-knit community tradition is a powerful opponent.

Docherty Reviews

'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

About William Mcilvanney

William McIlvanney is one of Scotland's foremost writers whose award-winning novels include LAIDLAW, THE PAPERS OF TONY VEITCH, THE BIG MAN, which was made into a film starring Liam Neeson, STRANGE LOYALTIES, and THE KILN. He has also published a volume of short stories, WALKING WOUNDED, three books of poetry and a collection of essays and journalism, SURVIVING THE SHIPWRECK. He lives in Glasgow.

Additional information

GOR010629525
9780340936344
0340936347
Docherty by William Mcilvanney
Used - Like New
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2006-12-28
368
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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