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ISBN:
9781780270654
Categories
Fiction
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
19 April 2012
Format
Paperback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
96

Contracts

by Norman MacLean - Find out more about the author

In Contracts, the concluding novel of his highly acclaimed comedy trilogy, Norman Maclean writes with insight and elan about the birth and horrible growing pains of a new creature: Gaelic television. Get to know the greedy – mainly male – apparatchiks of the Gaelic Broadcasting Fund and all the deluded and vain hustlers who are in a frenzy to join the feeding trough of public money provided by the government's injection of £10 million into broadcasting. Norman Maclean's brilliant and hilarious satire is another virtuoso performance on the perennial themes of geed, lust and folly.

Born in Glasgow in 1936, Norman Maclean was educated at school and university in Glasgow, before going on to teach all over Scotland. He garnered much fame after winning two Gold Medals at the National Mod – for poetry and singing – in the same year, 1967, the only person ever to do so. Shortly afterwards he began a career, as he would say himself, as a clown, and it is in that role, and that of a musician, that he is still best-known today.