King of Scotland and The Tobacco Merchant's Lawyer
King of Scotland is an award-winning, dark comedy and a free adaptation of Gogol's A Diary of a Madman.
This volume also contains the biting satire The Tobacco Merchant's Lawyer. Set in 1780, when Glasgow is booming, but the American war is looming, and the city's wealth is dependent on the import and export of American tobacco. Cantankerous and impoverished, Enoch Dalmellington is more harried by problems: how to marry off his dreich pious humourless daughter Euphemia, being able to afford his pew at the Tron Kirk, and what to do about Mistress Zapata's scurrilous predictions about Glasgow in the twenty-first century.