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So Many Lives and All of Them Are Yours

by Ron Butlin


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ISBN: 9781846976315
Published: 07 Sep 2023
Format: Hardback
Extent: 192
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Polygon
Fiction / Humour
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About the Book

From the author of the award winning The Sound of My Voice

After being sacked from his day job as a business executive, Morris Magellan has cashed it all in – the house, the car, family life – to be free at last to pursue his true passion: music. He returns to his childhood home to escape city life, face his demons and compose his masterpiece. Very soon, things start to go wrong. Not only does his past catch up with him, but the future becomes more threatening by the day. Bad habits return with a vengeance. Then he meets Jess.

Written with humour and compassion, this compelling novel, set in the Borders, sixties London and present-day Edinburgh, touches on music, love in later life and, most of all, how to make the most of one’s time before it is too late.

The Author

Ron Butlin

Ron Butlin is an award-winning poet, playwright, novelist, short-story writer, children’s author and librettist whose works have been translated into many languages. He regularly gives creative writing workshops in schools, and was Edinburgh Makar from 2008 to 2014.

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