Haven't yet read this--just a note to remind myselfto get it. Strangely, though I am very fond of Scottish fiction, I haven't read any of Kennedy's books. Is there a better place for me to start than this one?
I have published four novels and two books about eighteenth-century British literature; my latest book is "Reading Style: A Life in Sentences." I teach in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.