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The Wee Book of Calvin: Air-Kissing in the North-East Paperback – 4 Nov 2004
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"Ironic satire in a self-help book full of sorrow... quintessentially Scottish and strangely hypnotic" -- The Bookseller
"The Feng-Shui of broken windows... Gull Soup for the soul..." -- Don Paterson - Winner of Whitbread Poetry Prize 2003
'A profound meditation [and] a bracing antidote to the cloying sweetness of New Age spirituality.' -- Scottish Review of Books, October 31, 2004
'At last, an antidote to self-help prattle . . . and a celebration of Scottish Calvinist common sense.' -- Daily Mail
'By turns funny, poignant and downright disturbing.' -- Herald, October 30, 2004
'Very amusing . . . a fine, affectionate portrait in black and grey of a culture that looks unflinchingly on a hard life.' -- Daily Telegraph, October 22, 2004
About the Author
Bill Duncan is the author of The Smiling School for Calvinists (Bloomsbury, 2001), an outstanding debut collection of short stories. He is a Head Teacher of English in a Scottish secondary school and divides his time between Dundee, St Madoes and Orkney.
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Every silver lining has a cloud and the author does an excellent job of reminding us of them.
A refreshing change from the feelgood psycho dribble....and an excellent Christmas present for all your true friends....
'Be happy while yer liven fer yer a lang time deed'
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