The Tin-Kin

Bars on the window split the moonlight intae squares. The sky’s far away. There's cold flagstone on the floor and a dark ceiling that folds in on me. I look for the door, get just a sense ae it, a solid blackness shut tight in the pit ae my stomach... When her aunt Shirley dies, Dawn finds herself back in her claustrophobic home town in Northern Scotland for the first time in years. A chain of discoveries leads her to a group of Travellers on the outskirts of Elgin. There she learns of a young man left to die on the floor of a cell, and realises that the story of her family is about to be rewritten...
Publisher: 
Duckworth
Year: 
ISBN: 
0715638327
Age Groups: 
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Category: 
Fiction
Theme: 
Scottish Identity, Racism/Discrimination/Prejudice, Family
Language: 
Scots, English