A story of boyhood friendship and irrepressible vitality told with the speed of trains and the understanding of the awkwardness, significance and fragility of that time. This is a day in the life of two boys as told by one of them.
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Des Dillon was born and brought up in Coatbridge. He is a poet, short story writer, novelist and dramatist writing for radio, stage, television and film. He was writer in residence at Castlemilk from 1998 to 2000, and has worked as a teacher of English, a creative writing tutor, and a TV scriptwriter. His novels have been translated into Russian and Italian. His novel, Me and Ma Gal, first published in 1995, was selected as one of The List/Scottish Book Trust's 100 Best Scottish Books of all time. His acclaimed play Singin' I'm no a Billy, He's a Tim is probably the most performed play in Scotland in the last five years - in 2011 it will be touring in England with the prestigious Guy Masterton Productions. He now lives in Galloway, and also currently performs stan` up comedy.Review:
'If you didn't grow up in Scotland you will enjoy this book. But if you did grow up here you will absolutely love it!' - Jack McConnell, Scotland's First Minister. 'A brilliant debut filled with ironic revelation.' - The Times. 'Quite simply, spot on' - Big Issue in Scotland. 'Reminded me of Twain and Kerouac ... a story told with wonderful verve, immediacy and warmth' - Edwin Morgan. 'Ripe with humour and poignant vignettes of boyhood, this is an endearing and distinctive novel' - Scotland on Sunday
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Book Description Argyll Publishing, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1874640564