The Return of John Macnab

The Return of John Macnab

4.02 (280 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.02 (280 ratings by Goodreads)

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'Highly Engaging' - Sunday Herald
'You could easily make a case that Andrew Greig has the greatest range of any living Scottish writer' - Scotsman

The wager
To poach a salmon, grouse and a deer from three Royal Estates.

The challengers
Three men in a mid-life crisis who should know better.

The wild card
A flirtatious female journalist who won't take no for an answer.

Striding over the Scottish Highlands with a poet's eye on the wilderness and a firm grip on the adventure, Andrew Greig re-imagines John Buchan's classic novel with a little less tweed, a little more sex, and just the right measure of whisky.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 141 x 198 x 29mm | 325g
  • riverrun
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1782062696
  • 9781782062691
  • 329,646

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'Highly engaging' Sunday Herald
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'Highly engaging' * Sunday Herald * Greig...writes beautifully and the story gallops along * Sunday Times * You could easily make a case that Andrew Greig has the greatest range of any living Scottish writer * Scotsman * If you have a desire to luxuriate in the most beautiful use of the English language borne along by the love of one gifted poet for a recognized master of melancholy, then this is the book for you. It most certainly is the book for me * Billy Connolly on At the Loch of the Green Corrie * One of the best historical novels of recent years, Greig dusts off the past and presents it with tremendous skill * Literary Review on Fair Helen *
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About Andrew Greig

Andrew Greig has written over twenty acclaimed books of poetry, non-fiction and novels, the most recent being Later That Day; You Know Who You Could Be (with Mike Heron); and Fair Helen respectively. Elements of these genres, along with a love of adventure and landscape, mark all his writing and give it its particular quality. A full-time writer and sometimes musician, he lives in Edinburgh and Orkney with his wife, novelist Lesley Glaister.
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Rating details

4.02 out of 5 stars
- 280 ratings
5 31% (88)
4 45% (125)
3 20% (55)
2 3% (8)
1 1% (4)
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