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Andrew Greig

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Inkluderar namnen: Andrew Greig, Andrew Creig

Verk av Andrew Greig

That Summer (2000) 202 exemplar, 3 recensioner
In Another Light (2004) 103 exemplar, 5 recensioner
The Return of John MacNab (1996) 88 exemplar, 7 recensioner
Electric Brae (1992) 84 exemplar, 4 recensioner
When They Lay Bare (1999) 68 exemplar, 1 recension
Romanno Bridge (2008) 66 exemplar, 8 recensioner
At the Loch of the Green Corrie (2010) 60 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Summit Fever (1985) 53 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Fair Helen (2013) 41 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Rose Nicolson (2021) 36 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Order of the Day (1990) 11 exemplar
Found at Sea (2013) 8 exemplar
Into You (2001) 5 exemplar
Flame in Your Heart (1986) 5 exemplar
As Though We Were Flying (2011) 4 exemplar
Men on Ice (1977) 2 exemplar
Edinburgh Pub Guide (1982) 2 exemplar, 1 recension
White Boats (1973) 2 exemplar
Surviving Passages (1982) 1 exemplar
Taming War (2007) 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

John Macnab (1925) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor382 exemplar, 12 recensioner
Climb: Stories of Survival from Rock, Snow and Ice (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 62 exemplar, 1 recension
Solo: Writers on Pilgrimage (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 11 exemplar


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This is an intriguing historical novel about Scotland in the age of reform; a time of frenetic plotting, civil grievance and religious wars, all complicated further by the Scottish line of succession to the English throne in James VI and I. The first person author (for those of us less familiar with early Scottish literature) is the writer William Fowler, who tells of life at St Andrew's University and in Edinburgh at this febrile time. Politicking and religion sit alongside stories of love, infatuation and hero worship. The titular character, Rose, is a woman with ideas above her fishwoman status, but without the means to realise them, with the title but not the opportunity to be the heroine of her own story. The book is liberally sprinkled with Scots words, but is written in a plain and accessible style.… (mer)
otterley | 2 andra recensioner | Jul 15, 2024 |
A fictional retelling of the early life of the sixteenth-century makar and courtier William Fowler, from his university days at St Andrews to his early embroilments in Scottish politics. The strength of Andrew Greig's novel is his sense of place. I've been to a number of the places in which this book is set, and through Greig's prose I felt I was walking those streets and shores again. But while Rose Nicolson is an enjoyable adventure yarn and an amiable read, it never really took off for me. Greig sticks fairly closely to the actual events of history, which makes for a fitful and lumpy plot by times (real life of course not tending to fit satisfying narrative arcs), and he doesn't seem to have been interested in doing anything different with how he tells his story. The eponymous love interest of the title also failed to convince as a person. She's bright and spirited, Not Like the Other Girls/Townsfolk, and ultimately a thing to be longed for rather than someone who has any narrative agency in her own right.… (mer)
siriaeve | 2 andra recensioner | Jun 8, 2024 |
Coincidentally this takes place in the Scottish English border, the same region the last book (Eagle of the Ninth) was set, but like 1500 years later. (120 CC / 1600 CE). Book was ok, I was confused a lot of the time but the intrigues and characters, who was whom, I dunno. Good history, uninspiring execution.
RaynaPolsky | 3 andra recensioner | Apr 23, 2024 |
This story is set in 1930's Penang, where Sandy MacKay has been appointed to head the Obstetrics unit at the hospital there, and the Orkneys, where his son Eddie is living and working as he recovers from a near-death experience. Both men have choices to make over lovers they have: Sandy's choice leads to his dismissal, Eddie's... well, Eddie's isn't resolved by the book's final page. Eddie is keen to find out about his father's early life in Penang. Sandy met his wife, who gave birth to two boys including Eddie, many years later and is now dead, and this woman has only the haziest notions of the story that she can pass on to Eddie.

The story alternates between Penang and the Orkneys, and it's the Orkneys which come alive in the portrayal. Penang is much hazier.

The men in the book are more vividly drawn than the women, but the tale is involving from the start. I was always eager to carry on reading until the final pages, when coincidence piled on coincidence. A disappointing end to a finely written book.
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Margaret09 | 4 andra recensioner | Apr 15, 2024 |



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