Search - List of Books by Agnes Owens
Agnes Owens is a Scottish author who has spent most of her life on the west coast of Scotland, Owens has been married twice and raised seven children, also working as a cleaner, typist and factory worker. Attending a writer's group late in life, she has gone on to draw upon this background in a series of novels noted for their accomplishment, humour and powers of observation.
Total Books: 14
In his postscript to Lean Tales Alasdair Gray describes the early part of Owens' writing career:"Her first novel, Gentlemen of the West, was returned by a publisher who said that he might consider printing it if a famous Scottish comedian said something about it which could be used as an advertisement. She posted the typescript to the comedian who put it on that pile of unsolicited correspondence which no famous person has time to answer. Industry in the Vale of Leven started closing even faster than in the rest of Britain. Westclox limited went into liquidation and Agnes did what our dynamic prime minister would do if the Thatcher family had to go on the dole: she hunted for part-time cleaning jobs. She worked for a while in the house of the comedian who had received her typescript a few years before, and got it back.'