Asking For Trouble: The Story of an Escapade with Disproportionate Consequences

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Now an eminent writer and critic, Patricia Craig was expelled from her convent school in Belfast in 1959. This was not a time when pupils from respectable families were expelled, and certainly not for 'carrying-on' with boys in the Donegal Gaeltacht on a school-organized Irish language course. Asking for Trouble is an absorbing coming-of-age memoir and a wry and witty account of religious identities, family relationships and growing up in 1950s Belfast and Donegal.

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Patricia Craig is from Belfast. She moved to London in the 1960s but always retained strong links with her native city, returning to live in Northern Ireland in 1999. A leading literary critic and anthologist, she regularly contributes to the Independent, London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, Irish Times and New Statesman, and has appeared on various television and radio programmes. She has edited many anthologies, including The Rattle of the North (Blackstaff, 1992), The Belfast Anthology (Blackstaff, 1999) and The Ulster Anthology (Blackstaff, 2006), and is the author of two memoirs, Asking for Trouble and A Twisted Root.

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This is a powerfully evocative memoir of many things: life in middle-class Belfast, in the 1950s, the experiences of teenagers in a convent school, and above all the seminal, magical rite de passage called "going to the Gaeltacht" ... I found the book refreshingly angry and totally absorbing - I couldn't put it down. -- Eilis Ni Dhuibhne Asking for Trouble is a great read - part memoir, part social history, part literary insight... [this] book is one in a million. -- Gerard Dawe A riveting memoir of a rebellious Catholic girlhood... Here's a perceptive take on a Belfast that's now, as they say, history. -- Robert Greacen It's funny and sweet (in the right sort of way), so sharp in its capturing of time and place that I believed myself to be wandering along that road in Rannafast with the girls. -- Margaret Forster

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