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  • Published: 18 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241146859
  • Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $30.00
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To Be Continued




A madcap Highland adventure from one of Scotland's foremost literary chroniclers.

An utterly mad, entirely heart-warming Highland adventure from the Man Booker-longlisted author of And the Land lay Still
Douglas is fifty years old - he's just lost his job, been kicked out by his girlfriend and moved back into his dad's house. Just when things are starting to look hopeless, he makes a very unexpected new friend: a talking toad.
Mungo is a wise-cracking, straight-talking, no-nonsense kind of toad - and he is determined to get Douglas's life back on track. Together, man and beast undertake a madcap quest to the distant Highlands, hot on the trail of a hundred-year-old granny, a beautiful Greek nymph, a split-personality alcoholic/teetotaller, a reluctant whisky-smuggler, and the elusive glimmer of redemption . . .

  • Pub date: 18 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241146859
  • Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $30.00

About the Author

James Robertson

James Robertson is the author of four previous novels, The Fanatic, Joseph Knight, The Testament of Gideon Mack and And the Land Lay Still. The Testament of Gideon Mack was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, picked by Richard and Judy's Book Club, and shortlisted for the Saltire Book of the Year award. And the Land Lay Still was the winner of the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award 2010.

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Praise for To Be Continued

“A wildly eccentric tale laced with dry, deprecating wit”

The Times

“Robertson manages to skilfully join the quirky with the serious; the surreal with the real. Insightful, eccentric and highly readable”

Scotsman

“As mad as a box of frogs. An absurdist Caledonian caper. A Scottish baroque novel, written with warmth and wit”

National


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