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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407092812
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256
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Fish Can Sing




Card-playing corpses, unfaithful husbands and 'flying' ladies – life as an ambulance driver in the 1970s was certainly varied …

At the age of twenty-three, Les Pringle decided to escape from office life, broaden his horizons and become an ambulance driver. Little did he realize how broad those horizons would turn out to be.

Filled with warmth and humour, Blue Lights and Long Nights takes us back to a time when lonely old ladies could call 999 and have a cup of tea waiting when the drivers turned up for a chat; when learning to drive the ambulance meant going out for one test drive and managing not to hit a pedestrian; and every day brought a glimpse into other people's lives.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407092812
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

Halldor Laxness

Halldor Laxness (1908 - 98) was born near Reykjavik, Iceland. His first novel was published when he was seventeen. The undisputed master of contemporary Icelandic fiction and one of the outstanding novelists of the twentieth-century, he wrote more than sixty books. Laxness was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955.

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