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Living in a no-bedroomed tenement flat, coping with the cold and boredom of busconducting and the bloody-mindedness of Head Office, knowing that emigrating to Australia is only an impossible dream, Robert Hines finds life to be 'a very perplexing kettle of coconuts'. The compensations are a wife and child, and a gloriously anarchic imagination. The Busconductor Hines is a brilliantly executed, uncompromising slice of the Glasgow scene, a portrait of working-class life which is unheroic but humane.
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James Kelman was born in Glasgow in 1946. His books include Not not while the giro, A Chancer, Greyhound for Breakfast, which won the 1989 James Tait Black Memorial Award, and A Disaffection which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He lives in Glasgow and has two daughters.Review:
'A remarkable book ... intelligent, exploratory and sometimes very touching.' -- Times Literary Supplement
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Book Description Polygon, 1984. Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP62393262
Book Description Polygon. Condition: Acceptable. Used - Acceptable. Contains staining. Crack in binding. Ex-library with wear and barcode page may have been removed. Seller Inventory # Z1-M-014-01705
Book Description Polygon, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Polygon 1984 1st Edition. Ex-Library book, contains usual stamps and markings, Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good in similar unclipped dj with minor edge wear and held in protective covering. Binding firm, text bright. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. Seller Inventory # mon0000536064
Book Description Polygon Books,, Edinburgh, 1984. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First edition. 237pp. Very good, near fine but top edge very slightly soiled, in hardback, dustwrapper has slight chipping to edges, spine faded from green to blue. Seller Inventory # 43969
Book Description Polygon, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. UK hardback first impression in fine unclipped jacket. Language: eng. Seller Inventory # ABE-1532624895153
Book Description Polygon Books, Edinburgh. 1984. First edition., 1984. 8vo, 237pp. A very good hardback copy with previous owner's name on front free endpaper. In like dust jacket with slight shelf wear. . Author's first novel. Seller Inventory # 104062
Book Description Polygon, Edinburgh, 1984. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Seller Inventory # 004338
Book Description Polygon Books, Edinburgh, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Polygon Books 1984, First Edition first impression. Author's first novel. Tiny bump to back edge of spine otherwise Fine in unclipped dustjacket with almost imperceptible crease to back edge of spine otherwise Fine. A handsome, clean copy which appears to be unread, presented in clear removable protective sleeve. Seller Inventory # 000420
Book Description Polygon, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. A clean , tight copy Ships from our shop in Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town. We are open from 9 - 5, Monday to Saturday, all year round - come and visit! A personal and efficient service from a traditional bookshop located in Wigtown, South West Scotland. Thank you for your order!. Seller Inventory # mon0000026852
Book Description Edinburgh : Polygon, 1984. First Edition. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dust-wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Physical description: 237 pages ; 21 cm. Notes: SIGNED copy. Subjects: Bus lines Scotland Glasgow Employees Fiction. 1 Kg. Seller Inventory # 262864