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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 . . .

Reviews

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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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780241146859

    May 18, 2017

    Hamish Hamilton

    336 pages

    RRP $30.00

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  • Hardback

    9780241146842

    September 1, 2016

    Hamish Hamilton

    384 pages

    RRP $50.00

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  • To Be Continued
    James Robertson

    EBook

    9780241970546

    August 4, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

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