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> Our Fathers, Andrew O'Hagan's novel published in 1999
post 7th Nov 2011, 05:38pm
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Apologies if this has already been covered. I have just finished reading Andrew O'Hagan's first work of fiction. It was published in 1999 and was nominated for the Booker prize and others at the time.

I enjoyed it very much indeed. It is set in the west coast of Scotland and the author must draw a lot from his own upbringing. His style of writing may not be to everybody's taste but personally I liked it.

For those who can mind back to the 3 part series shown on BBC last year Andrew O'Hagan wrote and presented a really excellent programme on Robert Burns. That's what prompted me to read the book. He is a very personable and capable guy.

There is a review to be found here:-

Forgive me again if everyone has already read this book.


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post 7th Nov 2011, 10:29pm
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Hi Iain,

Thanks for posting information about what looks like a very interesting read. I'd never heard of this one, but will gladly add it to my Christmas list ... then it's up to Santa, of course!



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post 7th Nov 2011, 11:03pm
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Guess we're in the same boat, GG. rolleyes.gif
Sounds good Ian and is probably one of the rare exceptions where you can judge the book by it's cover. wink.gif

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Thanks for sharing this info, Ian. smile.gif

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