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Politics & Social Sciences

Independence: An Argument for Home Rule

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(19 reviews)

Gray argues that a truly independent Scotland will only ever exist when people in every home, school, croft, farm, workshop, factory, island, glen, town and city feel that they too are at the centre of the world... See More

£5.99 £7.99 Save 25% Price verified 2 days ago
Literary Fiction

Unlikely Stories, Mostly (Canongate Classics)

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(22 reviews)

In this volume of stories and illustrations, the author of Poor Things "perfected the blend of visual and verbal elements [that] characterized his work" (Financial Times). In "The Crank that Made the Revolution," an... See More

£9.99 Price verified 8 hours ago
Contemporary Fiction

1982, Janine (Canons)

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(83 reviews)

A postmodern novel of melancholy memory and erotic fantasy -- "a filthy tour de force" -- by the acclaimed Scottish author of Poor Things (The Washington Post). 1982, Janine is a searing portrait of male need and... See More

£7.99 Price verified 5 hours ago
Literary Fiction

Ten Tales Tall and True

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(5 reviews)

An original and brilliantly eccentric collection of stories from the legendary Scottish author. A lecturer cornered in an embarrassing ménàge à trois, a Glaswegian Cinderella and an extremely talkative dentist all... See More

£5.75 £6.99 Save 18% Price verified 22 hours ago
Biography & True Accounts

Of Me and Others: 1952–2019

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(2 reviews)

In this frank, playful and typically unorthodox collection of essays, Alasdair Gray tells of how his early life experiences influenced his writing, including the creation of those landmarks of literature, Lanark and 1982... See More

£12.15 £13.67 Save 11% Price verified 2 days ago
Contemporary Fiction

Lanark: A Life in Four Books (Canons)

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(631 reviews)

The cult classic novel of dreamlike fantasy and psychological realism by the author of Poor Things: A work of "vivid imagination, yielding copious riches." -- The Times Literary Supplement From its first publication in... See More

£10.44 Price verified 13 hours ago
Short Stories

The Ends Of Our Tethers: Thirteen Sorry Stories

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(4 reviews)

Since 1981, when Alasdair Gray's first novel Lanark was published by Canongate, his characters have aged as fast as their author. The Ends of Our Tethers shows the high jinks of many folk in the last stages of physical... See More

£7.99 Price verified 8 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

Why Scots Should Rule Scotland

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(15 reviews)

Alsadair Gray wrote the first edition of this book for the 1992 general election. In it he showed the poor state of present-day Scotland; gave a concise, elegant history of the Scottish people and their relations with the... See More

£2.49 £3.19 Save 22% Price verified 2 days ago
Biography & True Accounts

A Life In Pictures

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(59 reviews)

Alasdair Gray is Scotland's best known polymath. Born 1934 in Glasgow, he graduated in design and mural art from Glasgow School of Art in 1957. After decades of surviving by painting and writing TV and radio plays, his first... See More

£14.15 Price verified 17 hours ago
Literary Fiction

McGrotty and Ludmilla (Canons)

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(7 reviews)

Mungo McGrotty's career in Whitehall is going nowhere. But when he finds the mysterious (and deadly) Harbinger Report, he realises he can blackmail his way to the very top. This twisted Grayian retelling of the Aladdin... See More

£5.99 £7.99 Save 25% Price verified 17 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

How We Should Rule Ourselves

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(7 reviews)

This pamphlet is for anyone alarmed by the present British government. It argues that the component nations of the United Kingdom can become true democracies only by declaring themselves republics. The authors are Alasdair... See More

£3.99 £5.59 Save 29% Price verified 2 days ago
Literary Fiction

Mavis Belfrage

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(6 reviews)

'All of the stories in this collection exude the unique imagination, social commitment and beautifully clear, concise prose of this singular writer' IRISH TIMES From the legendary Scottish author of Poor Things and... See More

£7.07 £10.39 Save 32% Price verified 16 hours ago
Contemporary Fiction

Old Men in Love

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(10 reviews)

'A great writer, perhaps the greatest living in Britain today' WILL SELF ____________________________ A dazzlingly original and expansive tale about the possibilities of storytelling from the celebrated Scottish author of... See More

£5.03 £6.39 Save 21% Price verified 12 hours ago
Contemporary Fiction

A History Maker

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(14 reviews)

A tale of border warfare, military and erotic, set in the twenty-third century, where the women rule the kingdom and the men play war games. This is the fictional memoir of Wat Dryhope - edited, annotated and commented... See More

£7.99 Price verified 20 hours ago
Poetry & Drama

Dante's Divine Trilogy (Canons)

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(10 reviews)

In this masterful retelling of one of the greatest works of world literature, Alasdair Gray - in his last work - offers an original translation in prosaic English rhyme. Lyrical and modern, this complete edition brings all... See More

£8.99 £11.85 Save 24% Price verified 13 hours ago
Literary Fiction

The Fall of Kelvin Walker (Canons)

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(6 reviews)

It is the Swinging Sixties and Kelvin Walker has moved from Scotland to London to make his fortune. Through his wanton ambition, a megalomania surfaces that is unrelieved by his insensitive attempts at friendship and... See More

£5.99 £7.59 Save 21% Price verified 16 hours ago
Short Stories

Every Short Story by Alasdair Gray 1951-2012

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(44 reviews)

The first sixteen tales in this collection were published by Canongate in 1983 with the title Unlikely Stories, Mostly. This collection also has fifty-seven tales from later books, plus sixteen new ones written for the... See More

£9.99 £14.41 Save 31% Price verified 14 hours ago
Essays & Correspondence

The Book of Prefaces

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(14 reviews)

'Superb... There is no disputing the enormous knowledge, the sheer love of books that is gathered here' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY ____________________ A great and fascinating work from Scottish literary legend Alasdair Gray... See More

£9.24 £10.87 Save 15% Price verified 2 days ago
Short Stories

The One O'Clock Gun Anthology

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(3 reviews)

Distributed free in Edinburgh's bars and bookshops the One O'Clock Gun began in 2004 as a thought provoking, ballsy and often irreverent paper that initially appeared with a humble few followers.Today, over fifteen years... See More

£3.99 Price verified 15 hours ago
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