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Like Birds in the Wilderness

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published March 26th 1987
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Paul Bryant
Aug 30, 2016 Paul Bryant rated it liked it
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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
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MJ Nicholls
May 19, 2012 MJ Nicholls rated it really liked it
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 there’s hope for you unpublished middle-aged hacks yet) and made absolutely no impact on any readers or reviewers, despite being published in hardcover from Fourth Estate.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
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Jun 20, 2016 Lorna rated it liked it
Pretty much Scottish social realism. needed a bit light relief somewhere.
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Down-to-earth and life-like, deliberately subdued but for flashes of madcap black humour.
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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.

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