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A short and sweet-natured Scottish tale of a skint brickie looking for work, hooking up with a right fit bird who fair’s fair has to be said to be a cut above your man and the ups and downs of all of that. What it mainly concerns is the unceasing craving by the skint brickie for a couple of pints with whiskies, imagine that all the pubs in all the highways and byways of Scotland are powerful magnets and all the guys in Scotland are flimsy shards of iron being helplessly and remorselessly pulled ...more
This 86-year-old Scottish grandmother is thrilling! Her debut novel(la) arrived in 1987 when she was in her early sixties (how many writers start their careers at sixty? there’s hope for you unpublished middle-aged hacks yet) and made absolutely no impact on any readers or reviewers, despite being published in hardcover from Fourth Estate. My beef with the realist school of writing is there are usually an orgy of poetical metaphors and worthy descriptions to endure—attempts to lift the ordinary ...more
Agnes Owens was a Scottish author. She was born in Milngavie in 1926 and spent most of her life on the west coast of Scotland. She has been married twice and raised seven children, also working as a cleaner, typist and factory worker.More about Agnes Owens...