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The Bus Conductor Hines

(1984)
A novel by

 
 


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.

Genre: General Fiction

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Used availability for James Kelman's The Bus Conductor Hines

Hardback Editions

January 1984 : UK Hardback
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Title: Busconductor Hines (Fiction series)
Author(s): James Kelman
ISBN: 0-904919-77-3 / 978-0-904919-77-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Polygon
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Paperback Editions

August 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Busconductor Hines
Author(s): James Kelman
ISBN: 1-84697-039-3 / 978-1-84697-039-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
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1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: Busconductor Hines (Everyman Fiction)
Author(s): James Kelman
ISBN: 1-85799-035-8 / 978-1-85799-035-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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May 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Busconductor Hines (Everyman Fiction)
Author(s): James Kelman
ISBN: 0-460-02292-X / 978-0-460-02292-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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