To Be Continued (Paperback)
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Published: 04/05/2017
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WODEHOUSE COMIC FICTION PRIZE 2017

An utterly mad, entirely heart-warming Highland adventure from the Man Booker-longlisted author of And the Land lay Still

Douglas is fifty years old - he's just lost his job, been kicked out by his girlfriend and moved back into his dad's house. Just when things are starting to look hopeless, he makes a very unexpected new friend: a talking toad.

Mungo is a wise-cracking, straight-talking, no-nonsense kind of toad - and he is determined to get Douglas's life back on track. Together, man and beast undertake a madcap quest to the distant Highlands, hot on the trail of a hundred-year-old granny, a beautiful Greek nymph, a split-personality alcoholic/teetotaller, a reluctant whisky-smuggler, and the elusive glimmer of redemption . . .

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241146859
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 232 g
Dimensions: 277 x 139 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A real romp of a road novel featuring a talking toad. I can't wait - Val McDermid, The Observer

Publisher's description. A madcap Highland adventure about midlife crises, new friends, and second chances. Douglas Findhorn Elder is fifty years old, recently dumped and suddenly jobless. Mungo Forth Mungo is a talking toad. And as luck would have it, this toad is determined to help his hapless human chum to sort his life out... - Penguin

Joyful, warm-hearted, funny ... but buried within are serious points about the stories we tell about ourselves, how history shapes our identity, scarred landscapes and self-selecting communities. In heartsore times we need more books like this. - Guardian

Funny and fun ... To Be Continued manages to be sad and happy at the same time. You can engage with the post-modern games and references if you like, or you can just sit back and laugh, and cry. A Scottish baroque novel, full of tricks and trinkets, written with warmth and wit. - The National

Robertson manages to skilfully join the quirky with the serious; the surreal with the real. His take on contemporary Scotland is insightful, eccentric and highly readable. - The Scotsman

To Be Continued, with its harem-scarem scenarios and surreal twists, was written to entertain. - Sunday Herald

A wildly eccentric tale laced with dry, deprecating wit - The Times

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“A beautiful meander through Scotland”

Gentle and beautifully written, surrealist romp. A sort of terrestrial tribute to Douglas Adams.

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