The Kiln

The Kiln

by William McIlvanney


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Tom Docherty was seventeen in the summer of 1955. With school behind him and a summer job at a brick works, Tom had his whole life before him. Years later, alone in a rented flat in Edinburgh and lost in memories, Tom recalls the intellectual and sexual awakening of his youth. In looking back, Tom discovers that only by understanding where he comes from can he make sense of his life as it is now.

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ISBN-13: 9781782111900
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publication date: 01/02/2014
Edition description: Main
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

William McIlvanney 's first novel, Remedy is None , won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and with Docherty he won the Whitbread Award for Fiction. Laidlaw and The Papers of Tony Veitch both gained Silver Daggers from the Crime Writers' Association. Strange Loyalties , the third in the Detective Laidlaw trilogy, won the Glasgow Herald's People's Prize. He died in December 2015.

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