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To Be Continued... A Madcap Highland Adventure From The Booker Longlisted Author Of And The Land Lay Still And The Testament Of Gideon MackDouglas Findhorn Elder Is In A Sorry State He S Just Turned Fifty, Split Up From His Girlfriend And Been Pushed Out Of His Job In An Ailing National Newspaper On The Night Of His Birthday, He Makes An Unexpected New Friend A Talking Toad So Begins A Wild Goose Chase That Will Lead Douglas Out Of His Cosy House In Edinburgh And Across The Country All The Way To Crumbling Glentaragar House In The Distant West Highlands Awaiting Him Along The Journey Are A Semi Criminal Hearse Driver, A Hundred Year Old Political Firebrand Grandmother, A Split Personality Alcoholic Teetotaller, An Elaborate Whisky Smuggling Conspiracy, A Mysterious Woman With A Rather Enchanting Greek Nose, And Maybe Even A Shot At RedemptionIn This Gloriously Surreal Romp, James Robertson Proves Once And For All That The Important Things In Life Friendship, Romance, A Very Fine Malt Whisky Come When You Least Expect Them

About the Author: James Robertson

James Robertson born 1958 is a Scottish writer who grew up in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire He is the author of several short story and poetry collections, and has published four novels The Fanatic, Joseph Knight, The Testament of Gideon Mack, and And the Land Lay Still Joseph Knight was named both the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year and the Saltire Society Book of the Year in 2003 04 The Testament of Gideon Mack was long listed for the 2006 Man Booker Prize And the Land Lay Still was awarded the Saltire Society Book of the Year Award in 2010 Robertson has also established an independent publishing imprint called Kettillonia, which produces occasional pamphlets and books of poetry and short prose, and he is a co founder and the general editor of the Scots language imprint Itchy Coo, which produces books in Scots for children and young people He lives in rural Angus.

10 thoughts on “To Be Continued...

  1. says:

    This book was an absolute joy to read It was funny and moving and thought provoking and absurd and, honestly, there was hardly a sentence that I didn t take pleasure in Brilliant

  2. says:

    DescriptionA madcap Highland adventure from the Booker longlisted author of And The Land Lay Still and The Testament of Gideon Mack.Douglas Findhorn Elder is in a sorry state He s just turned fifty, split up from his girlfriend and been pushed out of his job in an ailing national newspaper On the night of his birthday, he makes an unexpected new friend a talking toad So begins a wild go

  3. says:

    Wonderful, hilarious, riotous and life affirming The writing is bright and shiny like the moon The characters are warm and smooth as single malt Books like this are the reason one loves books

  4. says:

    Telling you that a book by James Robertson is brilliant does not tell you anything that his readers do not know So let me concentrate on the specifics There is a talking toad He is not an aristocratic toad as in The Wind in the Willows He is a common toad, although Mungo Forth Mungo would insist that there is nothing ordinary about him at all And in that he is right He becomes a sort of guardian angel

  5. says:

    This book starts slowly on the day of the main characters uneventful 50th birthday I wasn t convinced it was for me during the first chapter but I m glad I continued reading The main character is Douglas Findhorn Elder, who may be in the grips of a mid life crisis, having just turned 50, or he may be about to start to live Everything in Douglas s life seems to be in the past, his girlfriend has distanced herse

  6. says:

    The kind of book that should be stocked in Highland youth hostels and small hotels, to wait there for walkers coming in off a long cold day on the mountains It s the kind of book that needs to be read by a crackling fire, whisky in hand, maybe a restful old dog lying at your feet, and the rain coming down outside.

  7. says:

    This book is really quite crazy and I normally run a mile from anything surreal or picaresque or which is described as a romp But Robertson completely won me over with this zany novel about Douglas Findhorn Elder, who has just turned 50 and is looking forward to a bleak future without his partner or his job But then he makes a new friend A talking toad And suddenly life gets pretty wild Robertson writes with verve and wit, he

  8. says:

    Douglas is a fifty year old journalist who has taken voluntary redundancy from his edinburgh newspaper job and broken up with sonya, his girlfriend of ten years At something of a loose end, he takes a freelance job, getting an interview with an aged writer and former MP called Rosalind Munlochy, who lives in a very remote part of the scottish Highlands he meets some mildly eccentric people on his travels, and there is also, for some

  9. says:

    Having a grey day, or feeling a bit mid life struggling with work, romance, family or existential angst I highly recommend a dip into this unpredictable road trip book Our hero starts out having a most dismal birthday, but his life goes gloriously off the rails when he starts talking with a toad and bootlegging whiskey in the Scottish Highlands Amid swirls of magic realism reminiscent of early Kate Atkinson, I enjoyed the characters and insi

  10. says:

    A wonderful story about a 50 year old man who meets a talking toad, goes on a road trip through the Highlands of Scotland and meets up with many strange, unusual people, along the way, plus drinks some very fine whisky A great read and very highly recommended.I was given a digital copy of this book by the publisher Penguin UK Hamish Hamilton via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review.

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