To Be Continued (Hardback)
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To Be Continued (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 04/08/2016
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A 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 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 redemption... In 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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241146842
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 477 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 31 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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