And the Land Lay Still (Paperback)
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And the Land Lay Still (Paperback)

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Published: 02/06/2011
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A panoramic masterpiece that tells the history of modern Scotland through a series of intimate, interlinked stories, Robertson's award-winning epic is an unforgettable portrait of a nation in the throes of immense change.

And the Land Lay Still is nothing less than the story of a nation. James Robertson's breathtaking novel is a portrait of modern Scotland as seen through the eyes of natives and immigrants, journalists and politicians, drop-outs and spooks, all trying to make their way through a country in the throes of great and rapid change. It is a moving, sweeping story of family, friendship, struggle and hope - epic in every sense.

The winner of the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award 2010, And the Land Lay Still is a masterful insight into Scotland's history in the twentieth century and a moving, beautifully written novel of intertwined stories.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141028545
Number of pages: 688
Weight: 468 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Wonderful, brilliant, panoramic, illuminating. A joy to read - Irvine Welsh, Guardian

Gripping, vivid, beautifully realized - The Times

Powerful and moving. A brilliant and multifaceted saga of Scottish life in the second half of the twentieth century - Sunday Times

Toweringly ambitious, virtually flawlessly realized, a masterpiece and, without a doubt, my book of the year - Daily Mail

Big, ambitious, intricately organised . . . it's some achievement - New Statesman

Dizzying . . . subtle and profound . . . And The Land Lay Still reads like an alternative history of Scotland told by its everyday people instead of its movers and shakers . . . eminently readable - Independent on Sunday

Both epic and domestic, it delivers a wonderful lifelikeness - Scotsman

A hugely ambitious and compassionate novel . . . a jam-packed, dizzying piece of fiction . . . already it's being spoken of as the most important novel about Scotland since Lanark - Scotland on Sunday

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“Mixed feelings”

I found the historical aspects of the book excellent and the emotional connection of Robertson with his subject could be felt in the writing. Having lived through these times I was reminded of the frisson I felt at... More

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“Beautiful”

This book is beautifully written and historically enthralling! Would highly recommend.

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