All the Colours of the Town

All the Colours of the Town

ISBN
9780571239832
Published
06/08/2009
9780571239832
Format
Paperback
Price
£12.99
Paperback
336

About the Book

When Glasgow journalist Gerry Conway receives a phone call promising unsavoury information about Scottish Justice Minister Peter Lyons, his instinct is that this apparent scoop won't warrant space in The Tribune. But as Conway's curiosity grows and his leads proliferate, his investigation takes him from Scotland to Belfast. Shocked by the sectarian violence of the past, and by the prejudice and hatred he encounters even now, Conway soon grows obsessed with the story of Lyons and all he represents. And as he digs deeper, he comes to understand that there is indeed a story to be uncovered; and that there are people who will go to great lengths to ensure that it remains hidden.

Compelling, vividly written and shocking, All the Colours of the Town is not only the story of an individual and his community - it is also a complex and thrilling inquiry into loyalty, betrayal and duty.

When Glasgow journalist Gerry Conway receives a phone call promising unsavoury information about Scottish Justice Minister Peter Lyons, his instinct is that this apparent scoop won't warrant space in The Tribune. But as Conway's curiosity grows and his leads proliferate, his investigation takes him from Scotland to Belfast. Shocked by the sectarian violence of the past, and by the prejudice and hatred he encounters even now, Conway soon grows obsessed with the story of Lyons and all he represents. And as he digs deeper, he comes to understand that there is indeed a story to be uncovered; and that there are people who will go to great lengths to ensure that it remains hidden. Compelling, vividly written and shocking, All the Colours of the Town is not only the story of an individual and his community - it is also a complex and thrilling inquiry into loyalty, betrayal and duty.
  • Liam McIlvanney

    Liam McIlvanney was born in Ayrshire. He is the author of Burns the Radical and All the Colours of the Town. He lives in Dunedin with his wife and four sons.

Books by this Author

Where the Dead Men Go

Where the Dead Men Go

Liam McIlvanney

The Good of the Novel

The Good of the Novel

Liam McIlvanney
Ray Ryan

All the Colours of the Town

All the Colours of the Town

Liam McIlvanney