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thistle and the grail.

Robin Jenkins

thistle and the grail.

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Published by Paul Harris in Edinburgh .
Written in English


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The Thistle is Drumsagart Thistle a struggling Lanarkshire football team, the Grail is the Scottish Junior Cup. Robin Jenkins novel tells of the club's struggle to win the cup against all odds and how in one way or another the whole town is drawn into that struggle.

This book was written in 4/5. The Thistle is the unlucky local football team of Drumsagart, a drab industrial town in Lanarkshire. Cursed with poverty, an ineffective president and a string of defeats, the Thistle players are running low on morale, especially when so many people are against them, including the devious local policeman, the idealistic and sanctimonious new minister and sometimes their own by: 3.

The Thistle is the local football team of a small Lanarkshire town; the grail they pursue is the Scottish Junior Cup. The team is not one of the great clubs of the land, yet as it approaches the Final the whole community of Drumsagart is drawn into a struggle with unexpected Range: $ - $ The Thistle and the Grail By (author) Robin Jenkins.

Within the severe and depressed slums of Drumsagart, rife with unemployment and discontent, the members of Thistle cling to their game as an escape.

And when they actually start winning, a momentum grows up in the community around them, as they come to represent ambition and hope. It descends into Roy Race territory quicker than you can say 'Robbie Savage'.

Not so, this book proves otherwise. The element of selection Jenkins employs about football and society is intensely admirable and enjoyable. As a result, his book flows superbly and is easily the best football book I thistle and the grail. book ever read.5/5(5). Share - The Thistle and the Grail by Robin Jenkins (Paperback, ) The Thistle and the Grail by Robin Jenkins (Paperback, ) Be the first to write a review.

The medieval legend of the Grail, a tale about the search for supreme mystical experience, has never ceased to intrigue writers and scholars by its wildly variegated forms: the settings have ranged from Britain to the Punjab to the Temple of Zeus at Dodona; the Grail itself has been described as the chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper, a stone with miraculous youth-preserving virtues, a Cited by: Synopsis.

Within the severe and depressed slums of Drumsagart, rife with unemployment and discontent, the members of Thistle cling to their game as an escape. And when they actually start winning, a momentum grows up in the community around them, as they come to represent ambition and hope.

The Holy Grail of football, the Scottish Junior Cup, Reviews: 6. Book Riot’s Best Books of “Book lovers will relish author Lovett’s attention to loving detail The Lost Book of the Grail is ever so readable.”—St.

Louis Post Dispatch “Diffident Arthur Prescott [is an] endearing hero [A] thoroughly enjoyable novel/5(). The Grail Quest is a historical fiction novel series written by Bernard Cornwell dealing with a 14th-century search for the Holy Grail, around the time of the Hundred Years' stories follow the adventures of the fictional Thomas of Hookton as he leaves Dorset after the murder of his father and joins the English Army under Edward III as an : Bernard Cornwell.

Buy The Thistle and the Grail by Robin Thistle and the grail. book from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Author: Robin Jenkins. Tag Archives: The Thistle and the Grail Happy th, Robin.

Posted on Septem by admin. Meanwhile, as we learn early on in the book, Tom’s upbringing in the slums has already brutalised him to the point where he is an accomplished petty criminal, a creature that survives on stealing, lying and scheming.

Summary: "The Thistle is the local football team of a small Lanarkshire town; the grail they pursue is the Scottish Junior Cup. The team is not one of the great clubs of the land, yet as it approaches the Final the whole community of Drumsagart is drawn into a struggle with unexpected circumstances." (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

The Thistle is the unlucky local football team of Drumsagart, a drab industrial town in Lanarkshire. Cursed with poverty, an ineffective president and a string of defeats, the Thistle team members are running low on morale, especially when it seems like there are many people against them.

Recommends Robin Jenkins's story of a Scottish football (soccer) team, Drumsagart Thistle, and its quest to win the Scottish Junior Cup, as "a marvelous compendium of Roy of the Rovers improbabilities, Our Town ethnography, critiques of gender relations, subtle and broad satire, and laugh outloud comedy."Author: David E Latane.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Jenkins, Robin, Thistle and the grail. Edinburgh: Paul Harris Pub., (OCoLC) Material Type. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Jenkins, Robin, Thistle and the grail.

London: Macdonald, (OCoLC) Document Type. Author of a number of landmark novels including The Cone Gatherers, The Changeling, Happy for the Child, The Thistle and the Grail and Guests of War, Jenkins is recognised as one of Scotland's greatest themes of good and evil, of innocence lost, of fraudulence, cruelty and redemption shine through his work/5(38).

Books shelved as holy-grail: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Michael Baigent, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowli. Composed by an unknown author in early thirteenth-century France, The Quest of the Holy Grail is a fusion of Arthurian legend and Christian symbolism, reinterpreting ancient Celtic myth as a /5.

The Robin Jenkins Literary Award has been established in his name. Robin Jenkins died inaged 92; his novel The Pearl-fishers was published posthumously in Bibliography. So Gaily Sings the Lark () Happy for the Child () The Thistle and the Grail () The Cone Gatherers () Guests of War () The Missionaries ()Notable works: The Cone Gatherers.

Grail Quest. The first book of the series is Harlequin, unless you live in the United States where the book, to my considerable annoyance, was retitled as The Archer’s is not a particularly bad title, but I hate it when publishers do that.

Their reason was that there is a well-known series in the States called Harlequin Romances, much like the British Mills and Boon, and it was.

Robin Jenkins, The Thistle and the Grail () with a comment on Sunset Song David E. Latane Virginia Commonwealth University Follow this and additional works at: Part of theLiterature in English, British Isles Commons This Symposium is brought to you by the Scottish Literature Collections at Scholar : David E Latane.

How do you review a book which constantly switches your opinions, makes you laugh, cry shout at it, and contemplate all at the same time. Robin Jenkins was on top form with this book. Highly recommended. All we need now is for his (in my opinion) his finest book "The Thistle and the Grail" to become available as an s: 4.

The Lost Book of the Grail is truly a book-lover's book, a bibliophile's dream in novel form. It celebrates literature throughout time, from the first biblical texts to the oldest Arthurian legends to the modern English humorists and beyond. It honors books in their truest form — printed — Author: Sadie Trombetta.

Robin Jenkins has 45 books on Goodreads with ratings. Robin Jenkins’s most popular book is The Cone Gatherers. Robin Jenkins wrote a number of landmark novels including The Cone-Gatherers, Happy for the Child, The Thistle and the Grail and Guests of of Scotland's greatest writers, the themes of good and evil, of innocence lost, of fraudulence, cruelty and Reviews: 8.

How do you review a book which constantly switches your opinions, makes you laugh, cry shout at it, and contemplate all at the same time.

Robin Jenkins was on top form with this book. Highly recommended. All we need now is for his (in my opinion) his finest book "The Thistle and the Grail" to become available as an e-book.5/5(3). Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Author of The Cone-Gatherers, Third World atlas, The end of an old song, Poverty Castle, The Thistle and the Grail, Guests of War, Lady Magdalen, Love Is a Fervent Fire The Thistle and the Grail by Robin Jenkins 2 editions - first.

Editorial Reviews "Eternal Chalice is an authoritative, informed and highly readable account of the Grail and the traditions which accompany it, ranging from early Celtic legend to The Da Vinci Code, Juliette Wood debunks, explains and brings to vivid life the extraordinary true history of the Holy Grail."--Carolyne Larrington, St.

John's College, Oxford, and author of King Arthur's EnchantressesPages: Robin Jenkins. Author of a number of landmark novels including The Cone Gatherers, The Changeling, Happy for the Child, The Thistle and the Grail and Guests of War, Jenkins is rapidly attaining recognition as one of Scotland’s greatest writers.

The Holy Grail is a treasure that serves as an important motif in Arthurian literature. Different traditions describe it as a cup, dish or stone with miraculous powers that provide happiness, eternal youth or sustenance in infinite abundance, often in the custody of the Fisher King.

I seem to be the only guy on this book thread these days but just finished reading Robin Jenkins' The Thistle and the Grail. No not our Thistle but a Junior team from an obscure Lanarkshire village which has a miracle year and makes its way to the Scottish Junior Cup final.3/5(1). The elusive image of the Holy Grail has haunted the Western imagination for eight centuries.

It represents the ideal of an unattainable yet infinitely desirable goal, the possibility of perfection.

Initially conceived in literature, it became a Christian icon which has been re-created in a multitude of forms over time even though the Grail has no specific material attributes or true religious 4/5(1).

Noteworthy Illustrated Arthurian Books. Noteworthy Illustrated Arthurian Books. by: Alan Lupack (Author) The Book of the Holy Grail from the Morte D’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory together with William Caxton’s New York: The Thistle Press for Members of the Limited Editions Club, (Limited to copies signed by the illustrator.

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Seller Inventory # HTANDREE/5(5). Anniversary “Thistle Ball,” April 2nd at the Venetian Golf and River Club. La Hurd has heralded the 65 brave Scots from Glasgow, Scotland who first settled Sarasota years ago, platting the city, clearing land eastward and laying out arguably the first golf course in America, in his book, “Sarasota, A History”.

by The Laird o’Thistle Dec 19 Christmas is nearly upon us again, and the various royals will shortly be retreating to the country for their holidays. By all accounts, the Queen prefers tromping the wintry fields in Norfolk to curling up by the fire with a book and a nice cuppa.

Robin Jenkins; Author division "Robin Jenkins" is composed of at least 3 distinct authors, divided by their works. You can edit the division. Includes. Robin Jenkins is composed of 2 names. You can examine and separate out names. Combine with. Condition: Fair.

This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy.

This is a miniature book. Tartan covered covers, which is worn and fraying. All edges of page block gilt. Front and back end papers are foxed. Text is completely clean. Quest of the Holy Grail romances, their origin and development, or to the origin and nature of the mysterious vessel called the Holy Grail, which came to be the object of knightly search at King ArthurÕs court.

I am concerned here merely with the significance of the Holy Grail as revealed in the present text.Fellowship of the Thistle - Kentucky & Indiana Sept. likes 1 talking about this. To aid Scotland to achieve her full potential as a free nation as you are physically and legally able.

To help Followers: Arthur and Bethany share a fascination with the legendary, lost magical cup of the Holy Grail, which Arthur’s grandfather told him, in secret, was hidden somewhere at Barchester. Arthur has also long sought the missing Book of Ewolda, a life of the sixth-century .