Annal: 1975 Whitbread Book Award for Novel

Results of the Whitbread Book Award in the year 1975.



William McIlvanney

Docherty is a survivor of an impoverished life of hardship in the Scottish town of Graithnock. Conn is the son in whom he invests all hope for a far different future. Docherty may dream of escape, but he emerges as an unelected leader.

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