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Coronet, Jul 1, 1985 - 324 pages
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Review: Docherty

User Review  - Jim Saunders - Goodreads

Fora long time I have looking for a book that let me see what life was like in a mining community in Scotland. This fictional novel illegal that gap. A thoroughly gripping story of a subject close to my family tree research. Read full review

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User Review  - Shirley - Goodreads

Beautifully written story of a Scottish family in the mine fields - told primarily in the voice of the youngest son. The struggles and challenges and loyalty of a family all play out, but with the ... Read full review

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About the author (1985)

William McIlvanney was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland on November 25, 1936. He was educated at Kilmarnock Academy and Glasgow University. He worked as an English teacher and deputy headmaster before retiring in 1975 to become a full time author. His first novel, Remedy Is None, was published in 1966. His other novels included A Gift from Nessus, Laidlaw, The Papers of Tony Veitch, Strange Loyalties, and The Kiln. The Big Man was made into a film starring Liam Neeson. He won numerous awards including the Whitbread Prize for Docherty, the Crime Writers' Association's Silver Dagger, the Saltire Award, and the Glasgow Herald People's Prize. He was also a poet, journalist, and broadcaster. He died after a short illness on December 5, 2015 at the age of 79.

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