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.

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.'

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Total Books: 14
Agnes Owens The Complete Novellas
2009 - Agnes Owens the Complete Novellas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781846971372
ISBN-10: 1846971373
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Agnes Owens The Complete Short Stories
2008 - Agnes Owens the Complete Short Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781846970597
ISBN-10: 1846970598
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Bad Attitudes
2004 - Bad Attitudes (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780747565925
ISBN-10: 0747565929
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Bad Attitudes
2003 - Bad Attitudes (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780747565918
ISBN-10: 0747565910
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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For the Love of Willie
1998 - For the Love of Willie (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780747540113
ISBN-10: 074754011X
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People Like That
1997 - People Like That (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780747530909
ISBN-10: 0747530904
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People Like That
1996 - People Like That (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780747525226
ISBN-10: 0747525226
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Lean Tales
1987 - Lean Tales [Abacus Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780349115429
ISBN-10: 0349115427
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Like Birds in the Wilderness
1987 - Like Birds in the Wilderness (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780947795511
ISBN-10: 0947795510
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Gentlemen of the West
1986 - Gentlemen of the West [King Penguin] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140086102
ISBN-10: 0140086102
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Lean Tales
1985 - Lean Tales (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780224022620
ISBN-10: 0224022628
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A WORKING MOTHER
A Working Mother (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780349106212
ISBN-10: 0349106215
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Working Mother
Working Mother (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780747517146
ISBN-10: 0747517142
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Gentlemen of the West
Gentlemen of the West (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780904919790
ISBN-10: 090491979X
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