Giles Gordon 1940-2003

Giles Gordon 1940-2003

Literary agency to close Scottish office

THE literary agency Curtis Brown confirmed yesterday that the Edinburgh office founded and run by the late Giles Gordon is to close.

So who can take over as Private Eye's special agent in Scotland?

THE death of Giles Gordon in November has provoked more tears than he would have imagined. He has been heaped with praise for his intelligence and the best confirmation of brains - a sense of humour. As a literary agent, he enjoyed success and affection. Adrian Mole would be mouldering in a chest of drawers in Leicester but for him.

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Hundreds pay tribute to a literary light

THE life of Giles Gordon, the celebrated Edinburgh literary agent who died after a tragic fall at his home, was remembered yesterday in the cathedral for which he was named.

Sparkling life brought to end by cruel fate

IT IS profoundly shocking that Giles Gordon, who was my agent, is dead, not just because accidents are shocking but because he was a man who was always so sharply alive. Scathing in his criticism and abundant in his praise, he took my first children’s novel, Blood Red Horse, which, through his good offices, is to be published by Puffin next February, because it appealed to him, even though children’s fiction wasn’t really his thing.

Giles Gordon

Giles Gordon, literary agent

Social mavericks who made the world of books that much richer

IT IS hard to imagine being in Scotland without Giles Gordon. In the 10 years or so that he had been back in his native country he had stamped his personality, not just on the literary world, where he was such a powerful influence, but on Scottish life in general, about which he held strong and generally controversial views.

Scourge of the literary establishment

"OH, GOOD Lord, another one?" said Giles Gordon, the first time he met me in his lovely homely office in Queensferry Street, Edinburgh. And, of course, like so many others, I liked him immediately.

The book lover who made his mark

THE pleasures of the table will be greatly reduced by the death yesterday of the literary agent Giles Gordon. Lunch, usually long, frequently gossipy and always seasoned with a choice bottle of wine, was undoubtedly his favourite meal of the day and no-one who had the good fortune to join him ever rose from the table with anything other than an air of deep satisfaction.

Tributes flood in after book agent dies

TRIBUTES today poured in for the leading literary agent Giles Gordon who has died following a Halloween fall at his New Town home.

Top literary agent dies

SCOTLAND’s leading literary agent, Giles Gordon, died in hospital yesterday, two weeks after a fall at his home.

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