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Sputnik Caledonia

Sputnik Caledonia was awarded the prestigious Northern Rock Foundation Writer's Award and was shortlisted for The James Tait Black Prize and The Scottish Book of the Year Award. Robbie Coyle is an imaginative kid. He wants so badly to become Scotland's first cosmonaut that he tries to teach himself Russian and trains for space exploration in the cupboard under the sink. But the eplaces to which his fantasies later take him is far from the safety of his suburban childhood. In a communist state, in a closed bleak town, the mysterious Red Star heralds his discovery of cruelty and of love, and the.

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  • "Robbie dreams of going to space. In 1970s Scotland this marks him out almost as much as his eccentric family does. Educated in the ways of the Left, Robbie can't entertain the idea of going into orbit with the capitalist Americans. So he gets a 'teach yourself' Russian book & settles down with Einstein's 'Meaning of Relativity' by his side."
  • "Sputnik Caledonia was awarded the prestigious Northern Rock Foundation Writer's Award and was shortlisted for The James Tait Black Prize and The Scottish Book of the Year Award. Robbie Coyle is an imaginative kid. He wants so badly to become Scotland's first cosmonaut that he tries to teach himself Russian and trains for space exploration in the cupboard under the sink. But the eplaces to which his fantasies later take him is far from the safety of his suburban childhood. In a communist state, in a closed bleak town, the mysterious Red Star heralds his discovery of cruelty and of love, and the."@en

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  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Fiction"

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  • "Sputnik Caledonia"@en
  • "Sputnik Caledonia"