William McIlvanney





William McIlvanney

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in Scotland, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1936

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Average rating: 3.82 · 916 ratings · 119 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
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“Writing is a way of sharing our humanity.”
William McIlvanney

“Perhaps it was just that, born in Scotland, you were hanselled with remorse, set up with shares in Calvin against your coming of age, so that much of the energy you expended came back guilt.”
William McIlvanney, Laidlaw

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