The Ripening Time

The Ripening Time The Ripening Time revised and adapted by Catherine MacLeod from the original novel by Alistair Mair, first published by William Heinemann in 1970 Released in paperback as The Tomato Man, 1972.HeinemannAlistair Mair s novel examines the conflicts of parent child, husband wife relationships in all their hypocrisy, durability and underlying violence He has made a magnetically readable novel, touching and frightening by turns, with all the authentic and baffling twists of human behaviour Vintage Editorial Reviews of The Ripening Time, 1970 1972a tenacious piece of realism The Sunday Times Strong and subtle characterisation admirable authenticity Sunday Telegraph Since the author worked as a doctor in Scotland he must know his own folk, but it comes as a shock to sheltered English readers Observer As an observer he is first rate His characters too are splendidly defined The Illustrated London NewsGlasgow, 1960 A time of bright new beginnings The Gorbals tenements are being demolished and gleaming new estates are carving their way through the green fields that surround the city.Tom, raised in a Glasgow tenement, is a sheltered, self contained lad who drifts through life while his widowed mother worries about his inability to find the right girl Then Mary from the new Easterton estate takes him in hand.Surrounded by all the sparkling new appliances of hire purchase matrimony, the recession begins to bite Long hours, loneliness and cruelty lead Tom to drift off in another direction, down the garden to the safe haven of his greenhouse.A man needs a hobby, and surely gardening never hurt a soulThe original hardback novel The Ripening Time and the paperback entitled The Tomato Man are out of print but can still be found in Abe books or on through quality collectors bookshops worldwide. Free Download [ The Ripening Time ] Author [ Alistair Mair ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook –

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The Ripening Time  By Alistair Mair IBN :  Format : Kindle Edition –
  • Kindle Edition
  • 236 pages
  • The Ripening Time
  • Alistair Mair
  • English
  • 01 July 2018

10 thoughts on “The Ripening Time

  1. Áine says:

    Extraordinary writing.The Tomato Man by Alistair Mair, in its most recent incarnation by his daughter Catherine MacLeod is a gem The writing and the characters span three generations of MacLeods and the authors do not spare any character They now live in my mind with an unvarnished reality as seen by a third person narrator They are plain, but complex, unembellished folks and well reflect working class life in Glasgow from the WWII era of Thomas MacLeod, the father, to the 1963 life of Thomas Extraordinary...

  2. brenda kelly says:

    I ordered sample of this book after reading daisy chains of silence,soon as I finished sample had to order it Enjoyed everything about this book and found the characters real and flawed I quite literally gasped towards the end at the unexpected turn of events.wh...

  3. says:

    Exquisite that s the one word that describes this finely remastered masterpiece If you yearn for the immersion that every now and then an author can provide, this Sixties based classic will not disappoint.

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