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Scotland's Favourite Book - longlist

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highlandcoo Sun 06-Nov-16 10:16:00

For those who don't know - I was abroad and it totally passed me by - the longlist was published in August, and the result came out on 17 October (and was no surprise). I won't say who the winner was, in case anyone wants to watch The top ten countdown with Kirsty Wark, on BBC iPlayer .. my plan for this evening.

The longlist of 30 in alphabetical order :

An Oidhche Mus Do Sheol Sinn (The Night Before We Sailed) by Angus Peter Campbell
Garnethill by Denise Mina
Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone by J K Rowling
How Late It Was, How Late by James Kelman
Imagined Corners by Willa Muir
Knots & Crosses by Ian Rankin
Laidlaw by William McIlvanney
Lanark by Alasdair Gray
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Morvern Callar by Alan Warner
Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott
So I Am Glad by A.L. Kennedy
Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Cone Gatherers by Robin Jenkins
The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh
The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
The Trick is to Keep Breathing by Janice Galloway
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
The White Bird Passes by Jessie Kesson
The Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
Trumpet by Jackie Kay
Under the Skin by Michel Faber

I've only read ten (I read the winner at school along with most of the rest of us in Scotland I suspect) and there are probably another ten I'd like to read. I'm not sure I could face reading the likes of Walter Scott again though smile

anonymice Mon 09-Jan-17 14:06:24

I loved the private memoirs and confessions of a justified sinner!!! Such a brilliant book. There are so many good ones on there. I may just take the list and figure out which ones I've still to read (next year, when I am allowed to buy books again)

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