Waterline

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0120110711

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate... He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness. That it's him that's not real. That's aye what it feels like. As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little, finds himself struggling. The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too. With the ties that bound him to his past suddenly loosened, he finds himself adrift. Starting out again, away from Scotland, he can leave somethings behind but not the guilt he feels over Cathy's death.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, and on to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life in the balance, and a story for our times.

Today: Cathy's funeral brings old family tensions to the surface, as Mick struggles to come to terms with his wife's untimely death.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Mick struggles to come to terms with his wife's untimely death.

0120110711

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate...

He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness.

That it's him that's not real.

That's aye what it feels like.

As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little, finds himself struggling.

The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too.

With the ties that bound him to his past suddenly loosened, he finds himself adrift.

Starting out again, away from Scotland, he can leave somethings behind but not the guilt he feels over Cathy's death.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, and on to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life in the balance, and a story for our times.

Today: Cathy's funeral brings old family tensions to the surface, as Mick struggles to come to terms with his wife's untimely death.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Mick struggles to come to terms with his wife's untimely death.

0120110711

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate...

He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness.

That it's him that's not real.

That's aye what it feels like.

As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little, finds himself struggling.

The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too.

With the ties that bound him to his past suddenly loosened, he finds himself adrift.

Starting out again, away from Scotland, he can leave somethings behind but not the guilt he feels over Cathy's death.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, and on to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life in the balance, and a story for our times.

Today: Cathy's funeral brings old family tensions to the surface, as Mick struggles to come to terms with his wife's untimely death.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Mick struggles to come to terms with his wife's untimely death.

0220110712

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate... He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness. That it's him that's not real. That's aye what it feels like. As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling. The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too. With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live. And so Mick finds himself starting again, away from Scotland, but never away from the guilt he feels over Cathy's death.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, and on to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life in the balance, and a story for our times.

Today: alone now after his in-laws and sons have returned home, Mick sets about getting back to normality. But nothing is normal now.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Mick sets about getting back to normality. But nothing is normal now.

0220110712

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate...

He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness.

That it's him that's not real.

That's aye what it feels like.

As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling.

The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too.

With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live.

And so Mick finds himself starting again, away from Scotland, but never away from the guilt he feels over Cathy's death.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, and on to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life in the balance, and a story for our times.

Today: alone now after his in-laws and sons have returned home, Mick sets about getting back to normality.

But nothing is normal now.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Mick sets about getting back to normality.

0220110712

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate...

He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness.

That it's him that's not real.

That's aye what it feels like.

As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling.

The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too.

With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live.

And so Mick finds himself starting again, away from Scotland, but never away from the guilt he feels over Cathy's death.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, and on to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life in the balance, and a story for our times.

Today: alone now after his in-laws and sons have returned home, Mick sets about getting back to normality.

But nothing is normal now.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Mick sets about getting back to normality.

0320110713

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate... He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness. That it's him that's not real. That's aye what it feels like. As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling. The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too. With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live. And so Mick finds himself starting again, away from Scotland, but never away from the guilt he feels over Cathy's death.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life in the balance, and a story for our times.

Today: Mick finds that his home holds too many painful memories and is haunted by the part he might have played in Cathy's death...

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Mick is haunted by the part he might have played in Cathy's death.

0320110713

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate...

He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness.

That it's him that's not real.

That's aye what it feels like.

As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling.

The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too.

With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live.

And so Mick finds himself starting again, away from Scotland, but never away from the guilt he feels over Cathy's death.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life in the balance, and a story for our times.

Today: Mick finds that his home holds too many painful memories and is haunted by the part he might have played in Cathy's death...

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Mick is haunted by the part he might have played in Cathy's death.

0320110713

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate...

He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness.

That it's him that's not real.

That's aye what it feels like.

As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling.

The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too.

With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live.

And so Mick finds himself starting again, away from Scotland, but never away from the guilt he feels over Cathy's death.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life in the balance, and a story for our times.

Today: Mick finds that his home holds too many painful memories and is haunted by the part he might have played in Cathy's death...

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Mick is haunted by the part he might have played in Cathy's death.

0420110714

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate... He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness. That it's him that's not real. That's aye what it feels like. As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling. The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too. With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live. And so Mick finds himself starting again, heading south, away from Scotland, but never away from the guilt he feels over Cathy's death.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life being lived all around us, and a story for our times.

Today: deciding that the only way to survive is to leave the past behind, Mick sets out for London.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Deciding that the only way to survive is to leave the past behind, Mick heads to London.

0420110714

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate...

He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness.

That it's him that's not real.

That's aye what it feels like.

As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling.

The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too.

With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live.

And so Mick finds himself starting again, heading south, away from Scotland, but never away from the guilt he feels over Cathy's death.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life being lived all around us, and a story for our times.

Today: deciding that the only way to survive is to leave the past behind, Mick sets out for London.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Deciding that the only way to survive is to leave the past behind, Mick heads to London.

0420110714

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate...

He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness.

That it's him that's not real.

That's aye what it feels like.

As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling.

The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too.

With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live.

And so Mick finds himself starting again, heading south, away from Scotland, but never away from the guilt he feels over Cathy's death.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life being lived all around us, and a story for our times.

Today: deciding that the only way to survive is to leave the past behind, Mick sets out for London.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Deciding that the only way to survive is to leave the past behind, Mick heads to London.

0520110715

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate... He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness. That it's him that's not real. That's aye what it feels like. As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling. The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too. With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live. Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life being lived all around us, and a story for our times.

Today: Mick's new life down in London begins with a gruelling job in the bleak surroundings of a London airport.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Mick's new life down in London begins with a gruelling job at a London airport.

0520110715

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate...

He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness.

That it's him that's not real.

That's aye what it feels like.

As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling.

The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too.

With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life being lived all around us, and a story for our times.

Today: Mick's new life down in London begins with a gruelling job in the bleak surroundings of a London airport.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Mick's new life down in London begins with a gruelling job at a London airport.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate... He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness. That it's him that's not real. That's aye what it feels like. As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling. The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too. With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live. Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life being lived all around us, and a story for our times.

0520110715

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate...

He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness.

That it's him that's not real.

That's aye what it feels like.

As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling.

The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too.

With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life being lived all around us, and a story for our times.

Today: Mick's new life down in London begins with a gruelling job in the bleak surroundings of a London airport.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Mick's new life down in London begins with a gruelling job at a London airport.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate... He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness. That it's him that's not real. That's aye what it feels like. As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling. The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too. With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live. Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life being lived all around us, and a story for our times.

0620110718

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate... He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness. That it's him that's not real. That's aye what it feels like. As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling. The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too. With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live. And so Mick finds himself starting again, away from Scotland, but never away from the guilt he feels over Cathy's death.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life being lived all around us, and a story for our times.

Today: now moneyless and jobless, Mick finds himself trying to negotiate life on the harsh streets of London.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Moneyless and jobless, Mick tries to negotiate life on the harsh streets of London.

0620110718

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate...

He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness.

That it's him that's not real.

That's aye what it feels like.

As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling.

The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too.

With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live.

And so Mick finds himself starting again, away from Scotland, but never away from the guilt he feels over Cathy's death.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life being lived all around us, and a story for our times.

Today: now moneyless and jobless, Mick finds himself trying to negotiate life on the harsh streets of London.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Moneyless and jobless, Mick tries to negotiate life on the harsh streets of London.

0620110718

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate...

He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness.

That it's him that's not real.

That's aye what it feels like.

As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling.

The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too.

With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live.

And so Mick finds himself starting again, away from Scotland, but never away from the guilt he feels over Cathy's death.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life being lived all around us, and a story for our times.

Today: now moneyless and jobless, Mick finds himself trying to negotiate life on the harsh streets of London.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Moneyless and jobless, Mick tries to negotiate life on the harsh streets of London.

0720110719

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate... He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness. That it's him that's not real. That's aye what it feels like. As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling. The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too. With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait and a story for our times.

Today: still struggling to stay afloat on the streets of London, Mick finds shelter, and an unlikely ally.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Struggling to survive on the streets of London, Mick finds shelter, and an unlikely ally.

0720110719

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate...

He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness.

That it's him that's not real.

That's aye what it feels like.

As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling.

The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too.

With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait and a story for our times.

Today: still struggling to stay afloat on the streets of London, Mick finds shelter, and an unlikely ally.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Struggling to survive on the streets of London, Mick finds shelter, and an unlikely ally.

0720110719

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate...

He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness.

That it's him that's not real.

That's aye what it feels like.

As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling.

The shipyard's gone and with it his old way of life, and now his wife too.

With the ties that bound him to his old life suddenly loosened, he sets about finding a new way to live.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait and a story for our times.

Today: still struggling to stay afloat on the streets of London, Mick finds shelter, and an unlikely ally.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Struggling to survive on the streets of London, Mick finds shelter, and an unlikely ally.

0820110720

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate... He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness. That it's him that's not real. That's aye what it feels like. As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling. Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life being lived all around us, and a story for our times.

Today: Mick and his ally Beans have carved out a form of existence on the riverbanks of London, when a horrific attack shocks Mick into action...

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Mick and his ally Beans have carved out a form of existence on the riverbanks of London.

0820110720

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate...

He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness.

That it's him that's not real.

That's aye what it feels like.

As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life being lived all around us, and a story for our times.

Today: Mick and his ally Beans have carved out a form of existence on the riverbanks of London, when a horrific attack shocks Mick into action...

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Mick and his ally Beans have carved out a form of existence on the riverbanks of London.

0820110720

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate...

He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness.

That it's him that's not real.

That's aye what it feels like.

As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen, to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life being lived all around us, and a story for our times.

Today: Mick and his ally Beans have carved out a form of existence on the riverbanks of London, when a horrific attack shocks Mick into action...

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Mick and his ally Beans have carved out a form of existence on the riverbanks of London.

0920110721

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate... He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness. That it's him that's not real. That's aye what it feels like. As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling. Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life and a story for our times.

Today: as Mick starts to rebuild his life in London, painful news from Glasgow forces him to confront his past.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Painful news from Glasgow forces Mick to confront his past.

0920110721

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate...

He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness.

That it's him that's not real.

That's aye what it feels like.

As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life and a story for our times.

Today: as Mick starts to rebuild his life in London, painful news from Glasgow forces him to confront his past.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Painful news from Glasgow forces Mick to confront his past.

0920110721

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate...

He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness.

That it's him that's not real.

That's aye what it feels like.

As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life and a story for our times.

Today: as Mick starts to rebuild his life in London, painful news from Glasgow forces him to confront his past.

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Painful news from Glasgow forces Mick to confront his past.

10 LAST20110722

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate... He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness. That it's him that's not real. That's aye what it feels like. As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling. Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life and a story for our times.

Today: Finally off the streets now, Mick determines to face up to the past. But can there ever be a future for him and his two sons?

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Mick faces up to the past. But can there ever be a future for him and his two sons?

10 LAST20110722

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate...

He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness.

That it's him that's not real.

That's aye what it feels like.

As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life and a story for our times.

Today: Finally off the streets now, Mick determines to face up to the past.

But can there ever be a future for him and his two sons?

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Mick faces up to the past.

10 LAST20110722

'Waterline' is Ross Raisin's long-awaited new novel after the success of his prize-winning debut 'God's Own Country'.

'The sun is on his face, and he spots the postie turning in through the gate...

He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness.

That it's him that's not real.

That's aye what it feels like.

As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling.

Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life and a story for our times.

Today: Finally off the streets now, Mick determines to face up to the past.

But can there ever be a future for him and his two sons?

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett.

Mick faces up to the past.