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Who is the Roundabout Man?

He doesn’t look like a tramp, yet he lives on a roundabout in a caravan and survives on the leftovers from a nearby motorway service station. He calls himself Quinn, the name of a boy in a world-famous series of children’s books, but he’s nearer retirement than childhood.

What he hopes no one will discover is that he’s the real Quinn, immortalised as a child by his mother in her entrancing tales about a little boy’s adventures with his triplet sisters. It is this inheritance he has successfully run away from – until now. When Quinn’s reclusive existence is invaded, he has to turn and face his past, and all the uncomfortable truths it contains about himself, his sisters and, most of all, his mother.


Praise for THE MAN WHO DISAPPEARED: 'A wise, intelligent and surprising novel, in which - as in life - nothing is simple'
Kate Saunders, <i>The Times</i>
A highly achieved, engrossing read... Superbly imagined, it reads like documentary truth.
Tom Adair, <i>Scotsman</i>
Praise for THE LANGUAGE OF OTHERS: 'Not only very readable, but very moving; a funny, and occasionally sad, account of what it feels like to be outside the norm'
<i>The Times</i>
Subtle and absorbing . . . Morrall has a talent for making pitiable characters triumphantly sympathetic