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The Oatmeal Ark: From the Scottish Isles to a Promised Land (Tauris Parke Paperbacks) Paperback – 20 May 2008

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd; Reprint edition (20 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845116216
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845116217
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.6 x 18.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,213,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'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, Observer

'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

'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

About the Author

Rory MacLean's books, including best-sellers Stalin's Nose and Under the Dragon, have challenged and invigorated travel writing, and -- according to the late John Fowles -- are among works that 'marvellously explain why literature still lives'. 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. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a regular contributor to BBC Radio 3 and 4. Born and educated in Canada, he lives with his family in Dorset.

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