Scotland 1979: Time, Crime and Telling Stories of the Past

1979, By Val McDermid, Hachette, £20. Reading Val McDermid’s new novel 1979, a line from L.P Hartley’s ‘The Go-Between’ kept coming back to me: ‘The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there’. That line may be a cliché, but it neatly sums up this novel’s central concerns. In 1979, the first of […] Source