6 thoughts on “In The Spotlight: Liam McIlvanney’s The Quaker

  1. Margot, I have this one on the pile for a read someday. Funnily enough I’ve skipped ahead to his next book featuring the same detective – The Heretic. Too ealry to say how it’s going, but I have high hopes!

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  2. Hi Margot
    Actually, we would have preferred to read your little review than to listen to it. Anyway, “The Quaker” seems to be worth reading. We’ll have a look at it.
    All the best
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  3. Ah, I’m afraid we differ on the subject of Liam McIlvanney! I do like his writing and think he has a lot of talent but I never feel his Glasgow is quite right somehow. As you know, I love his father’s work and I’m sure my inability to read Liam’s books without making comparisons doesn’t work to his advantage. One day I hope he’ll write a book set in New Zealand where he lives, and then I suspect I’d enjoy him much more.

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    1. You know, it’s funny, FictionFan. I wonder if it makes a difference that I’m not from Glasgow, and haven’t spent time there. So I don’t have a real sense of the city as you do. Perhaps that’s why you feel that disconnect? It’s hard to say, of course, as each person is different about books. At any rate, we can agree that his father’s work is stellar, and that he really ought to write something that takes place in New Zealand.

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