OCyHis persistent creativity for a half-century makes this Scottish writer worthy of the greatest respect throughout the English-language world.OCO ... Show synopsis OCyHis persistent creativity for a half-century makes this Scottish writer worthy of the greatest respect throughout the English-language world.OCO OCo Paul Binding, Guardian OCyLet me alert everyone to the best-kept secret in modern British literature ... if you are interested in books that are humane and wise, not slick and cynical; then treat yourself this year to some Robin Jenkins.OCO OCo Andrew Marr OCyMany people can produce a novel, but very few are authentic writers whose sentences and paragraphs give intrinsic pleasure. Jenkins is one of them.OCO OCo J. B. Pick OCyJenkins [is] a remarkable writer whose gentlest touch induces the greatest of pleasures.OCO OCo The Times Poverty Castle is an absorbing work of contrasts and subtle irony centred around an idealistic family in Argyll. A compelling novel, it deals with human nature, as always with Jenkins, and the socialism of industrial Glasgow.a"