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Birlinn General
FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9781841588919
RRP: £9.99
PAGES: 352
PUBLICATION DATE: March 1, 2010

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Leper’s Bell: The Autobiography of a Changeling

By (author) Norman MacLean

A comedian, singer, composer, musician, linguist, actor, author and a favourite of Sean Connery and Billy Connolly’s, Norman MacLean is a living legend in the Gaelic world and a household name across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Yet for all his creative genius Norman MacLean is virtually anonymous outside this ribbon of northern Scotland. His career has been etched with enormous highs and lows – a reflection of the turmoil of his private life. In this analytical, frank yet often humorous autobiography, Norman MacLean reveals the man behind the comedy and the crippling horrors of alcoholism. It is in turns tragic and uplifting, devastating and hilarious, elegant and heartbreaking, and one of the most compelling and moving memoirs to appear in recent years.

Reviews of Leper’s Bell: The Autobiography of a Changeling

'Norman is a 24-carat comedy jewel that just keeps sparkling' – Bruce Morton, BBC Radio Scotland 'Norman MacLean is the Billy Connolly of the Gaidhealtachd' – Calum MacDonald, Runrig 'well written – a rewarding, harrowing journey for the reader – One is left feeling a deal of sympathy for this most talented, fascinating and charismatic man' – The Herald

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