The Oatmeal Ark: From the Scottish Isles to a Promised Land by Rory MacleanThe Oatmeal Ark: From the Scottish Isles to a Promised Land by Rory Maclean

The Oatmeal Ark: From the Scottish Isles to a Promised Land

byRory Maclean

Paperback | June 10, 2008

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Rory MacLean's books include best sellers Stalin's Nose and Under the Dragon. He has won the Yorkshire Post Best First Work prize and an Arts Council Writers' Award, was twice shortlisted for the Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Travel Book Prize and was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary award. Born and educated in Can...
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Title:The Oatmeal Ark: From the Scottish Isles to a Promised LandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.32 × 5.52 × 1.01 inPublished:June 10, 2008Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1845116216

ISBN - 13:9781845116217

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*A truly wonderful writer who has delved into the human condition around the world for two decades to create a canon of work that is invigorating, heartbreaking, hilarious, slyly seditious and ultimately illuminating.* --Toronto Sun*Such a book as this rather marvellously explains why literature still lives and can remain such a pleasure. Maclean has a vivid novelistic gift.* --John Fowles, Spectator*Delicious, fizzing with energy and incident… One of the most original and innovative travel books for years, elegantly written, beautifully observed, often very funny. Buoyant as helium with a wind at its back.* --Alexander Frater, The Observer *An arresting book which speaks in a vigorous and original voice.* --Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Sunday Times *Original and fiercely imaginative.* --Tim Herald, Literary Review *Remarkable; entrancing, lyrical, singing prose.* --BBC Kaleidoscope *A remarkable, beguiling journey; so polished, so clever, so imaginative, so artful, so innovative.* --Financial Times*A fabulous adventure story, wise, witty and never self-indulgent, as if Jack London had - in a fit of absent-mindedness - joined forces with Jane Austen.* --Alberto Manguel, Author *Rory MacLean is one of the most strikingly original and talented travel writers of our generation.* -- Katie Hickman Author