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The Credit Draper J. David Simons

The Credit Draper

J. David Simons

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ISBN : 9781907869020
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 About the Book 

Avram Escovitz dreams of playing football for Celtic, but war intervenes. He leaves the tightly knit Jewish community in the Gorbals in Glasgow to work as a credit draper, peddling goods on credit to the crofters and villagers of the West Highlands.MoreAvram Escovitz dreams of playing football for Celtic, but war intervenes. He leaves the tightly knit Jewish community in the Gorbals in Glasgow to work as a credit draper, peddling goods on credit to the crofters and villagers of the West Highlands.This very original debut novel is a book about a stranger in a strange land, but also about whisky, football and waterproof clothing. And romance across the cultural divide.David Simons was awarded a Writers Bursary from Scottish Arts Council (Creative Scotland) to assist in the writing of The Liberation of Celia Khan. He lives in Glasgow where he organises a monthly literary salon. He has worked as a lawyer and as a journalist, living in Australia, Japan and elsewhere, before becoming a full time creative writer.Shortlisted for the Society of Authors McKitterick Prize