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Robertson, James 1958-

Overview
Works: 94 works in 313 publications in 10 languages and 5,028 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Historical fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Dictionaries  Humorous fiction  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Translator, Contributor, Other, Editor
Classifications: PR6068.O183, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Robertson
The great cake mystery : Precious Ramotswe's very first case by Alexander McCall Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before becoming the first female private investigator in Botswana, eight-year-old Precious Ramotswe tracks down a thief who has been stealing her classmates' snacks
The testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson( Book )

47 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gideon Mack, the son of a preacher who followed in his father's footsteps even though he does not believe in God, is ostracized after he returns three days after falling into a river and claims to have been saved by the Devil
The professor of truth by James Robertson( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and French and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-one years after his wife and daughter were killed in the bombing of a plane over Scotland, English lecturer Alan Tealing comes to believe that the wrong man was convicted and hunts down the person that he truly thinks is responsible
And the land lay still by James Robertson( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Pendreich is curating an exhibition of photographs by his late, celebrated father Angus for the National Gallery of Photography in Edinburgh. The show will cover fifty years of Scottish life but, as he arranges the images and writes his catalogue essay, what story is Michael really trying to tell: his father's, his own or that of Scotland itself? And what of the stories of the individuals captured by Angus Pendreich's lens over all those decades? The homeless wanderer collecting pebbles; the Second World War veteran and the Asian shopkeeper, fighting to make better lives for their families; the Conservative MP with a secret passion, and his drop-out sister, vengeful against class privilege; the alcoholic intelligence officer betrayed on all sides, not least by his own inadequacy; and, the activists fighting for Scottish Home Rule - all have their own tales to tell. Tracing the intertwined lives of an unforgettable cast of characters, James Robertson's new novel is a searching journey into the heart of a country of high hopes and unfulfilled dreams, private compromises and hidden agendas. Brilliantly blending the personal and the political, "And The Land Stay Still" sweeps away the dust and grime of the postwar years to reveal a rich mosaic of 20th-century Scottish life
Joseph Knight by James Robertson( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and French and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping, shocking story of history, enlightement and slavery ... Exiled to Jamaica after the Battle of Culloden in 1746, Sir John Wedderburn made a fortune, alongside his three brothers, as a faux surgeon and sugar planter. In the 1770s, he returned to Scotland to marry and re-establish the family name. He brought with him Joseph Knight, a black slave and a token of his years in the Caribbean. Now, in 1802, Sir John Wedderburn is settling his estate, and has hired a solicitor's agent, Archibald Jamieson, to search for his former slave. The past has haunted Wedderburn ever since Culloden, and ever since he last saw Knight, in court twenty-four years ago, in a case that went to the heart of Scottish society, pitting master against slave, white against black, and rich against poor. As long as Knight is missing, Wedderburn will never be able to escape the past. Yet what will he do if Jamieson's search is successful? And what effect will this re-opening of old wounds have on those around him? Meanwhile, as Jamieson tries to unravel the true story of Joseph Knight he begins to question his own motivation. How can he possibly find a man who does not want to be found?James Robertson's second novel is a tour de force, the gripping story of a search for a life that stretches over sixty years and moves from battlefields to the plantations of Jamaica, from Enlightenment Edinburgh to the back streets of Dundee. It is a moving narrative of history, identity and ideas, that dramatically retells a fascinating but forgotten episode of Scottish history
The fanatic by James Robertson( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and French and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is Spring 1997 and Hugh Hardie needs a ghost for his Tours of Old Edinburgh. Andrew Carlin is the perfect candidate but, through his research, finds himself drawn into a past of betrayals, witch hunts, Puritan exiles, stolen meetings, lost memories, smuggled journeys and talking mirrors
The testament of Gideon Mack : a novel by James Robertson( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A good man--and a good minister despite his atheism--Gideon Mack leads a respectable life that is shattered when he falls down a ravine and into the raging river below. Presumed dead, he emerges three days later, alive and claiming he had been rescued by the devil. After being suspended from the Church, mocked by the tabloids, and shunned as a madman, Gideon disappears. The case is considered closed until a publisher receives what appears to be Gideon's posthumous memoir of his experience and the unusual life that preceded it. The son of a minister, Gideon grew up in a joyless house under his father's repressive thumb until a fateful clash over an episode of Batman sets him free--or so he thinks. Decades later, Gideon's life is upended when he discovers an enormous stone in the local woods whose mysterious--and possibly supernatural--appearance begins to unravel his understanding of truth, faith, and how much we can trust our own perceptions
To be continued, or, Conversations with a toad by James Robertson( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Findhorn Elder is in a sorry state. He's just turned fifty, split up with his girlfriend and been pushed out of his job at the local news rag. On the night of his birthday, he makes an unexpected new friend: a talking toad. Setting aside the obvious problem, Mungo the toad is the most sensible person Douglas has met for years. And when the man gets embroiled in a wild-goose chase that leads him out of Edinburgh and across the country, naturally the toad goes with him. Awaiting the duo at crumbling Glentaragar Manor are a hundred-year-old firebrand grandmother, a split-personality alcoholic/teetotaller, an elaborate whisky-smuggling conspiracy, and maybe even a shot at redemption ... This gloriously surreal romp proves once and for all that the important things in life - friendship, romance, a funeral hearse stuffed with crates of bootlegged whisky - come when you least expect them
Selected poems by Robert Fergusson( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Precious and the puggies : Precious Ramotswe's very first case by Alexander McCall Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Scots and English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her friend is accused, eight-year-old Precious Ramotswe must discover who is stealing the food the children have brought to school
Dictionary of Scottish quotations( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

365 stories by James Robertson( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish ghost stories by James Robertson( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Czech and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of ghost stories based on a mixture of local history and folklore. The stories are from past and present. Some, such as The Hauntings of Glamis Castle and The Tale of Major Weir are well known, while others are less familiar, such as The Deil of Littledean
The professor of truth by James Robertson( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21 years after his wife and daughter were murdered in the bombing of a plane over Scotland, Alan Tealing still does not know what really happened. Obsessed by the details, he is sure that the man convicted of the atrocity was not responsible
Precious and the mischief at Meerkat Brae by Alexander McCall Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in Scots and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time in Botswana in Africa there was a young lassie who would later grow up to be a famous detective: Precious Ramotswe of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency. with her first case (told in Precious and the Puggies) behind her, she now has a new mystery to solve, involing some new friends at school, a missing cow, and a gallus wee beast named Kosi
Voyage of intent : sonnets and essays from the Scottish Parliament by James Robertson( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Burnet of Barns by John Buchan( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the seventeenth century and treachery and revenge feature when a young nobleman sets out to gain an education abroad. In his absence he is betrayed by his cousin
Republics of the mind : new and selected stories by James Robertson( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brand new edition of short stories comprises the best of James Robertson's work, collected together here for the first time. They range in setting from a dysfunctional safari park to a dentist's surgery, from the poverty of hope of a reservation in South Dakota to the nightmare vision of a future Scotland riven by ethnic cleansing, from friendships strong in adversity to marriages heading for the rocks. Nothing is quite what it seems in these stories. Running through them is an undercurrent of optimism tinged with despair, as the personal meets the political and individual men and wo
A tongue in yer heid( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gruffalo's wean by Julia Donaldson( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Scots and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One wild and windy night, the gruffalo's child ignores her father's warnings and bravely tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse. She meets snake, owl and fox but no sign of the fabled mouse. He doesn't really exist ... or does he?
 
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The testament of Gideon Mack
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And the land lay stillJoseph KnightThe fanaticThe testament of Gideon Mack : a novelSelected poemsPrecious and the puggies : Precious Ramotswe's very first caseDictionary of Scottish quotationsScottish ghost stories
Alternative Names
James Robertson Brits schrijver

James Robertson écrivain écossais, né en 1958

James Robertson Schottischer Schriftsteller, Jahrgang 1958

James Robertson Scottish writer who grew up in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire

MacDhonnchaidh, Seumas 1958-

Robertson, James Francis 1958-

Джеймс Робертсон

جيمس روبرتسون كاتب من المملكة المتحدة

ロバートソン, ジェームズ

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