Just the mention of St. Andrews stirs excitement in the heart of every golfer. But to young Angus MacKay, living in the Swilken Bank Hotel, overlooking the eighteenth hole of St. Andrewsa Old Course was not particularly awe inducing. But it was, an adventure. Donat Call Me Angus is a mixture of fiction and memoir that recounts the story of a Scottish family during the 1960s and 1970s. In this pleasant and amusing collection of tales, author Gus Mackenzie writes of the emotions and moderate dramas generated by years of telling and retelling family tales. With beautifully descriptive narratives tinged with an ever-present humorous wink and a nod, the adventures begin with the MacKay family; Angus, the youngest son, his brother, sister, parents, and assorted relatives who live in and manage the Swilken Bank Hotel. Despite encounters with Bing Crosby, Sean Connery, Tony Jacklin, and Christopher Lee, Angusas real adventures stemmed from the fire in room 9 and eventful trips to his grandmotheras house in Kirkcaldy. Layered with light hearted insight, Angus delves into the posh and unique life of the family Mackay as they live in the shadow of the iconic St. Andrews.But a snack in those days was an apple or a 2p bag of a#39;Cheese an Onion, a#39; pretty much all I could eat as a snack, for Alastair he opted for the not so ripe apple, which was later thrown, half munched and a direct hit for the outside rubbish bin.
|Title||:||Don't Call Me Angus|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2009-03-26|