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Whitbread Award Winner: A Scottish miner fights for a better life for his son in this "intense, witty and beautifully wrought novel" (Daily Telegraph). At the dawn of the twentieth century, newborn Conn Docherty, raw as a fresh wound, lies between his parents in their tenement room, with no birthright but a life's labor in the pits of his small town on the coast of Scotland. But the world is changing, and, lying next to him, Conn's father, Tam, has decided that his son's life will be different from his own... Gritty, dark and tender, Docherty is a modern classic, "a serious, considered and achingly sympathetic engagement with the people whose only trace in historical record is birth and dead notices" (Scotsman). "McIlvanney depicts the west of Scotland with a canny and ruthless insight."—Scotsman "As a stylist Mr. McIlvanney leaves most of the competition far behind."—The New York Times Book Review

It was the year Carlton's co-captain had been dreaming of for two years. Sam Docherty (born 17 October 1993) is an Australian rules footballer who plays for the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was recruited from the Gippsland Power in the TAC Cup with the 12th selection in the 2011 AFL Draft.

Aware of the fiscal challenges and opportunities presented by our country's ageing population, the value of his research is in maximising the chance that people ... Docherty (novel) - Docherty is the third novel by William McIlvanney, first published in 1975. Docherty, Mark Docherty, David Hours of Operation.