Colin MacIntyre - The Sheep, the Haggis, the Sister-in-Law and the Drunken Trip to Glasgow - Orion Publishing Group

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The Sheep, the Haggis, the Sister-in-Law and the Drunken Trip to Glasgow

By Colin MacIntyre

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A riotous ebook short to celebrate Burns Night from Colin MacIntyre, aka the Mull Historical Society. Colin is the author of THE LETTERS OF IVOR PUNCH, published to great critical acclaim in May and winner of the Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book Award.

Ewan should not have accepted a lift to Glasgow from The Professor. He had bought a train ticket, had brought a packed lunch - he had been all set. All he had needed to say was 'No'. Two letters.

Instead he nodded his head gratefully to The Professor's kind offer. Now he's driving down the ferry's ramp, ready for the 96 mile (96.2, actually) journey from Mull to Glasgow on Burns Night, sat next to a bagpipe-playing, kilt-wearing, adulterous, foul-mouthed Scot . . . in the snow. Buckle up!

Biographical Notes

Colin MacIntyre is an award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who has released seven albums to date, most notably under the name Mull Historical Society, so far achieving two Top 20 albums and four Top 40 singles. He has been voted Scotland's Top Creative Talent and has toured worldwide, including with The Strokes, Elbow and REM, and has played all the major festivals. He has performed live on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music, Radio 4, Later with Jools Holland and The Jonathan Ross Show, among many others. He is the co-author of a Radio 4 Afternoon Play, and has collaborated with Tony Benn and Irvine Welsh. His other musical project is Field Stars, an electro art-pop collaboration. Born into a family of writers and storytellers, Colin grew up on the isle of Mull in the Hebrides but now lives in London.
His debut novel, The Letters of Ivor Punch, was awarded the Edinburgh International Book Festival's 2015 First Book Award.

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  • ISBN: 9781474603447
  • Publication date: 21 Jan 2016
  • Page count: 48
  • Imprint: W&N
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Hometown Tales: Highlands and Hebrides

Colin MacIntyre, Ellen MacAskill
Authors:
Colin MacIntyre, Ellen MacAskill

Original tales by remarkable writersHometown Tales is a series of books pairing exciting new voices with some of the most talented and important writers at work today. Some of the tales are fiction and some are narrative non-fiction - they are all powerful, fascinating and moving, and aim to celebrate regional diversity and explore the meaning of home In these pages on the Highlands and Hebrides, you'll find two unique tales. 'The Boy in the Bubble' is a bright, intensely funny and deeply felt memoir about growing up on the Isle of Mull from award-winning musician, the man behind Mull Historical Society, and author of The Letters of Ivor Punch, Colin MacIntyre. 'A9' is a captivating piece of short fiction about a girl torn between her love in Inverness and the chance to spread her wings, by Ellen MacAskill.

Orion

The Letters of Ivor Punch

Colin MacIntyre
Authors:
Colin MacIntyre

Imagine an island, a place separated from the mainland by choppy seas. A place of myths and faith, where a Headless Horseman is said to stalk the woods but where the kirk is always full.Imagine a community which held its own against Darwin but which can't hold on to its own.Prepare to meet a pioneering female travel writer, two fatherless boys, and a man who, quite simply, fell from the sky. And, at the centre of it all, the figure who links the past to the present - the irrepressible, unforgettable former Sergeant Punch.Ivor Punch will not be taking his secrets to the grave. He's going to share them: with a departed relative, with President Obama and, especially, with you.Hilarious and heartfelt, rowdy and true, THE LETTERS OF IVOR PUNCH is a novel about fathers and sons, secrets and lies and how, sometimes, you have to leave home to know what home is.Read by Angus King(p) 2015 Orion Publishing Group

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