McGrotty and Ludmilla

Alasdair Gray

McGrotty and Ludmilla by Alasdair Gray (Paperback ISBN 9781838853877) book cover

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A fantastical comedy from the irreplaceable Alasdair Gray

Mungo McGrotty’s career in Whitehall is going nowhere. But when he finds the mysterious (and deadly) Harbinger Report, he realises he can blackmail his way to the very top.

This twisted Grayian retelling of the Aladdin story under the Thatcher regime sees our hero rise from pawn to power. But at what cost?

“A necessary genius”
Ali Smith

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“One of the brightest intellectual and creative lights Scotland has known in modern times”
Nicola Sturgeon

“Gray is a true original, a twentieth century William Blake”

“The best Scottish novelist since Sir Walter Scott”
Anthony Burgess

“One of the most gifted writers to have put pen to paper in the English language”
Irvine Welsh

Alasdair Gray

Born in 1934, Alasdair Gray graduated in design and mural painting from the Glasgow School of Art. Since 1981, when Lanark was published by Canongate, he authored, designed and illustrated seven novels, several books of short stories, a collection of his stage, radio and TV plays and a book of his visual art, A Life in Pictures. In November 2019, he received a Lifetime Achievement award from the Saltire Society. He died in December 2019, aged eighty-five.

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