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Press printouts and cuttings taken by Ian Rankin as research for his novel ‘Fleshmarket Close’; with miscellaneous material relating to the publication of the novel., 2002-2004.

Identifier: MS.50340

Scope and Contents

Printouts of news articles, 2002-2003, sent to Ian Rankin by email from Senay Boztas and Edward Neil. Folios 1-83.

Newspaper and magazine cuttings, 2002-2004. Folios 84-124.

The newspaper and magazine cuttings and pages contain articles relating to plot and character development for Rankin’s novel ‘Fleshmarket Close’.

The cuttings are arranged by topic. Within each topic, the articles are arranged chronologically, with those undated at the end of each topic.

Asylum seekers / Dungavel (Folios 84-98) Gangmasters / Slave Labour (Folios 99-109) Crime (Folios 110-118) Other (Folios 119-124)

Publicity blurb, 2004, for ‘Fleshmarket Close’. Folio 125.

Invitation, 2004, from Orion Publishing Group to a celebration of the publication of Rankin's novel 'Fleshmarket Close'. Folio 126.


  • Creation: 2002-2004.


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129 Leaves

Language of Materials



Folios 1-126, and folios 87a, 88a, 117a.

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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