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Dilys Rose

Dilys Rose is a great Scottish writer. Her work has been compared with Alice Munro and Katherine Mansfield. Lauded for her short stories, poetry and writing for the opera, 'Pelmanism' is her long-awaited second novel and is certain to attract considerable attention.

'Rose has a sublime ear' 

Ian Rankin, Scotland on Sunday.

Pelmanism

Luath
UK
2014
A young girl makes a fake city for her increasingly odd and domineering father. Her world is affected and infected by the germ of mental instability developing within the family in this elegant and clear-eyed tale of a strikingly odd set of people, where love seems to be absent and yet sensed as if clinging on round the corner. 

Unspeakable

Literary fiction
Freight
The Geraldine Cooke Agency
UK
Translation
2017
 

Unspeakable is the story of the last person to be hung for blasphemy in Scotland; the novel deals with extremism of church and state, and a miscarriage of justice which horrified at the time and continues to resonate today.