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  • Published: 4 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241970546
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

To Be Continued




A madcap Highland adventure about surviving midlife crisis and finding redemption in the unlikeliest of places

Douglas Findhorn Elder is in a sorry state. He's just turned fifty, split up with his girlfriend and been pushed out of his job at the local news rag. On the night of his birthday, he makes an unexpected new friend: a talking toad.

Setting aside the obvious problem, Mungo the toad is the most sensible person Douglas has met for years. And when the man gets embroiled in a wild-goose chase that leads him out of Edinburgh and across the country, naturally the toad goes with him. Awaiting the duo at crumbling Glentaragar Manor are a hundred-year-old firebrand grandmother, a split-personality alcoholic/teetotaller, an elaborate whisky-smuggling conspiracy, and maybe even a shot at redemption . . .

This gloriously surreal romp proves once and for all that the important things in life - friendship, romance, a funeral hearse stuffed with crates of bootlegged whisky - come when you least expect them.

  • Published: 4 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241970546
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the author

James Robertson

James Robertson is the author of four previous novels, The Fanatic, Joseph Knight,The Testament of Gideon Mack and And the Land Lay Still.The Testament of Gideon Mack was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, picked by Richard and Judy's Book Club, and shortlisted for the Saltire Book of the Year award. And the Land Lay Still was the winner of the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award 2010.

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