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William McIlvanney's Laidlaw

By: Dickson, Beth

Part of the Scotnotes Study Guides series
0948877367 / 9780948877360
Paperback
823.9'14
24/09/1998
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21 cm vi, 61 p.
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Published in Scotland.

William McIlvanney's fiction is drawn from the lives and circumstances of the people of the West of Scotland, and is characterised by detailed observation, an accurate ear for language, wit and thoughtful reflection on living and working conditions.

Laidlaw is a crime novel: its eponymous detective is both thoughtful and fallible, and the book can be seen as a precursor to the 'Tartan Noir' works of writers such as Ian Rankin. Beth Dickson's SCOTNOTE study guide provides a thoughtful analysis of the novel "Laidlaw" by William McIlvanney, its characters and its settings, for senior school pupils and students at all levels.

BIC:

1DBKS Scotland, 2AB English, 4KLR A/AS Level study & revision guides, DSBH Literary studies: from c 1900 -, DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, YQE Educational: English literature, YQZ Educational: study & revision guides

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