All the Colours of the Town

All the Colours of the Town

by Liam McIlvanney

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Overview

When Glasgow journalist Gerry Conway receives a phone call promising unsavoury information about Scottish Justice Minister Peter Lyons, his instinct is that this apparent scoop won't warrant space in The Tribune. But as Conway's curiosity grows and his leads proliferate, his investigation takes him from Scotland to Belfast. Shocked by the sectarian violence of the past, and by the prejudice and hatred he encounters even now, Conway soon grows obsessed with the story of Lyons and all he represents. And as he digs deeper, he comes to understand that there is indeed a story to be uncovered; and that there are people who will go to great lengths to ensure that it remains hidden.
Compelling, vividly written and shocking, ALL THE COLOURS OF THE TOWN is not only the story of an individual and his community - it is also a complex and thrilling inquiry into loyalty, betrayal and duty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780571278510
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Publication date: 03/17/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 165,038
File size: 372 KB
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Liam McIlvanney is Stuart Professor of Scottish Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books. All the Colours of the Town is his first novel.
Liam McIlvanney was born in Ayrshire. He is the author of Burns the Radical and All the Colours of the Town. He lives in Dunedin with his wife and four sons.

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All the Colours of the Town 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
edjo More than 1 year ago
I am about to abandon the book after 90 pages of slow reading, it is a confusing plot and a bit too local for me in its references.