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The Letters of Ivor Punch

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
'A truly original and enthralling novel...mischievous, sad, funny and truthful' Stephen Kelman, BOOKER-SHORTLISTED author of PIGEON ENGLISH

'Clever, poignant, beautiful ... peopled by a cast of brilliantly off-the-wall characters, and full of keen-eyed observations about life on a remote Scottish island - and, by extension, everywhere. A must-read' Laura Barnett, author of THE VERSIONS OF US

WINNER OF THE EDINBURGH BOOK FESTIVAL FIRST BOOK AWARD, from the author also known as The Mull Historical Society.

When Fingal McMillan rows out into the Atlantic never to return, his grandson Alexander is left with questions. What really happened to Alexander's mother? Was his grandfather trying to reach The Looming, a rock of local myth? And why have mysterious words appeared on the cliff by the bay?

Alexander is not the only local boy whose origins are clouded by mystery - a mystery which stretches back to Victorian times, when a pioneering travel writer alighted on Scottish shores. But will the island give up its secrets? Or will Ivor Punch - the man who links the past to the present - take them to the grave?

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"I raced through this clever, poignant, beautiful book in one sitting. It's peopled by a cast of brilliantly off-the-wall characters, and full of keen-eyed observations about life on a remote Scottish island - and, by extension, everywhere. A must-read." - Laura Barnett

"A truly original and enthralling novel. Ivor Punch is a magnificent creation and his story is mischievous, sad, funny and truthful." - Stephen Kelman

"A real storyteller." - Simon Mayo


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Hardback Editions

2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Letters of Ivor Punch (Orio01 13 06 2019)
Author(s): Colin MacIntyre
ISBN: 0-297-60925-4 / 978-0-297-60925-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Letters of Ivor Punch: Winner Of The Edinburgh Book Festival First Book Award
Author(s): Colin MacIntyre
ISBN: 1-78022-904-6 / 978-1-78022-904-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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May 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Letters of Ivor Punch
Author(s): Colin MacIntyre
ISBN: 0-297-60926-2 / 978-0-297-60926-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Letters Of Ivor Punch
Author(s): Colin MacIntyre
ISBN: 1-78433-458-8 / 978-1-78433-458-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing (CD)
Availability: Amazon   


September 2015 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Letters Of Ivor Punch
Author(s): Colin MacIntyre
ISBN: 1-78433-493-6 / 978-1-78433-493-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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May 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Letters of Ivor Punch
Author(s): Colin MacIntyre
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
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May 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Letters of Ivor Punch
Author(s): Colin MacIntyre
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
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May 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Letters of Ivor Punch
Author(s): Colin MacIntyre
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Letters of Ivor Punch: Winner Of The Edinburgh Book Festival First Book Award
Author(s): Colin MacIntyre
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK