And the Land Lay Still is the sweeping Scottish epic by James Robertson. And the Land Lay Still is nothing less than the story of a nation. James Robertson's breathtaking novel is a portrait of modern Scotland as seen through the eyes of natives and immigrants, journalists and politicians, drop-outs and spooks, all trying to make their way through a country in the throes of great and rapid change. It is a moving, sweeping story of family, friendship, struggle and hope - epic in every sense. The winner of the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award 2010, And the Land Lay Still is a masterful insight into Scotland's history in the 20th century and a moving, beautifully written novel of intertwined stories.
©2010 James Robertson (P)2014 David Darlington
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5 out of 5 stars
By Hettie on 15-04-17

superbly crafted, wonderful characters; brilliant

The breadth of this book is awesome. The very credible lives of the beautifully observed characters, interweave throughout the book, to remind us how Scotland got from WW2 to a Scottish Parliament, through the lens of history and Angus' camera. utterly brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
By jdg on 08-01-18

Best book I have in my library

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book is fantastic, it charts Scotland’s people from ww2 till the end of mrs thatchers conservatives. And the growing self awareness of the people as to how they differ from the English in there values.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jack is in some way is the voice of Scotland his observations on how scotland and it’s people slowly are changing in there thinking brings thoughtful insights

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Hackett – was your favourite?

The best thing Jonathan Hackett brings is that you forget he is not part of the story

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My emotions where all over the place pride would be the overwhelming reaction to this book it made me think

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