Sandstone Press

Banais na Bliadhna  by Maureen MacLeod

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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781910124840
Publication Date: 17/11/2016
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Banais na Bliadhna
The Wedding of the Year

Maureen MacLeod

Banais na Bliadhna (The Wedding of the Year) Banais eile, prèasantan a bharrachd, agus cosgais mhòr nan lùib. Tha Anna seachd sgìth dheth, is i aig bòrd nan singilteach a-rithist. Ach an turas seo tha fireannach ann a tha den aon bharail mu bhainnsean, agus moladh dàna aige. Carson nach pòs iadsan? Gheibh iad airgead agus prèasantan mìorbhaileach, agus an uair sin dh’fhaodadh iad dealachadh bho chèile. Dè an cron? Cha deigheadh càil ceàrr.

 

Relegated to the singletons’ table at yet another wedding, Anna is fed up with forking out for her friends’ extravagant presents. Newlyweds won’t settle for a toaster and a set of towels; they want balloon trips across the Serengeti. If only there was a way for her to enjoy all the treats she’s been lavishing on her friends. And then she meets Donald – equally cynical about weddings and totally up for a charade that will deceive everyone they know.

 

Banais na Bliadhna (The Wedding of the Year) takes a swipe at big fat weddings, cutting through the lace and icing to the ruthless consumerism beneath. It’s a comedy of manners for everyone who has ever gazed in horror at a wedding list, or wondered if they’ve made the right decision – about those sherry glasses, or about the person they’ve chosen to spend their life with.

Maureen MacLeod

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From Ness in the Isle of Lewis, Maureen now lives in Glasgow and is a director at BBC Scotland, working mainly on the European current affairs programme Eòrpa. A winner of the Scottish Book...

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‘Leabhar cho èibhinn ’s a leugh mi sa Ghàidhlig. Tha sgrìobhadh Maureen a’ toirt ort faireachdainn mar gu bheil thu ann an cuideachd dlùth-charaid.’
-Catrìona Lexy Chaimbeul