The Provost by John Galt

James Pawkie, haberdasher in Gudetown (based on Irvine), rises by degree to the ultimate position of local power – that of Provost. This is a brilliantly acute fictional analysis of small town ambition, politics, power and manipulation.

The Provost convinces by the realistic deployment of small detail and its ironic touch. Be prepared for the use of Scots.

Published by Galt ( in 1822.

John Galt

120 pages in Echo Library paperback edition.

ISBN 978-1406861891

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