And the Land Lay Still

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Described by its blurb as being “epic in every sense”, James Robertson's 2010 novel And the Land Lay Still is an expansive, ambitious and at times breathtaking tome offering a survey of life in Scotland in the second half of the 20th Century.

On this edition of Book Talk host Paul Gallagher talks with Duncan Wright, Senior School Librarian from Stewart’s Melville College in Edinburgh, and a member of The League of Extraordinary Booklovers, and Jeanette Harris, Scottish Book Trust’s General Manager, about And the Land Lay Still. Does Robertson succeed in combining epic scope and intimate character detail? Listen to find out what our guests thought.

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Ever wondered which book James Robertson has never been able to finish? Check out his Reading Confessions Q&A here  

James Robertson

Book Talk Extra: James Robertson interview

Following on from this Book Talk podcast we were delighted to have the opportunity to hear directly from James Robertson about his process of developing and writing the book. Listen to the interview to hear him talking about the entire four year process, from initial ideas, to developing characters, to figuring out how to put it all together, and how it felt to finally complete the book.

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