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Allan Massie


USA (1938 - )

Allan Massie is an author and journalist, educated at Glenalmond and Trinity College, Cambridge. He has written some 30 books, most of them novels. A Question of Loyalties won the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year Award in 1989. As a journalist he has been The Scotsman's chief fiction reviewer since 1976 and a political columnist for The Sunday Times, The Scotsman, The Daily Telegraph and the Scottish Daily Mail. He currently writes a rugby column for The Scotsman and a literary one for The Spectator
 
Allan Massie recommends
The Wall
The Wall (1990)
Peter Vansittart
"Peter Vansittart is one of our most ingenious, darling and brilliant novelists."
Crossing the Lines
Crossing the Lines (2003)
(Soldier's Return, book 3)
Melvyn Bragg
"Enthralling, a joy to read ... immensely satisfying, written with honesty and imagination ... [it] enriches the reader's life."
The Sixth Lamentation
The Sixth Lamentation (2003)
(Father Anslem, book 1)
William Brodrick
"Worthy Le Carré at his best!"
Soldiers of Salamis
Soldiers of Salamis (2003)
Javier Cercas
"... one of the few great books to have been made out of the madness of the mid-20th Century..."
Attila: The Scourge of God
Attila: The Scourge of God (2004)
Ross Laidlaw
"A tremendous story... told with great verve and vigour."
To Heaven By Water
To Heaven By Water (2009)
Justin Cartwright
"I doubt if there's a better English novelist of his generation."
After Flodden
After Flodden (2013)
Rosemary Goring
"After Flodden is a tremendous romance, a tale of blood, slaughter, treachery, devotion, and adventure."



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