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In Scotland, the popularity of books often depends on the time of year and the market trend.

Though written entirely in Glaswegian Scots, it is an easy and lyrical read about a decorator who becomes a Buddhist, and is one of Canongate's selection for the Scottish exhibition.

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"It's one of the more contemporary novels that have sold well.

That, along with Ian Rankin's latest novel, The Flood." So given what Scots are reading themselves, and what we'd like others to read about us, is ASLS's list the right one?

In Scotland, the popularity of books often depends on the time of year and the market trend.Though written entirely in Glaswegian Scots, it is an easy and lyrical read about a decorator who becomes a Buddhist, and is one of Canongate's selection for the Scottish exhibition.• Whisky Galore by Compton Mackenzie: So what if it perpetrates the old, cliched 'Brigadoon' myth?"It's one of the more contemporary novels that have sold well.That, along with Ian Rankin's latest novel, The Flood." So given what Scots are reading themselves, and what we'd like others to read about us, is ASLS's list the right one?The Association for Scottish Literary Studies, which is based at the University of Glasgow and is devoted to the teaching, writing and study of Scottish literature, yesterday embarked on a week-long showcase across the Atlantic in Washington DC at the annual Modern Languages Convention, designed to blow the dust off our nation's book jackets and display the best that Scotland's traditional and contemporary literature has to offer.