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The Albion

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Fast approaching forty, life’s experiences haven’t mellowed Terry Gallagher. He’s become an angry man. Sickened by the mindless violence all around him while trying to come to terms with his own thuggish past, he despairs as his near neighbour, old Mr. Johnson, war hero, is almost beaten to death in his own home while the police fail to bring anyone to justice. He rails at ...more
Kindle Edition, 2nd edition, 447 pages
Published August 16th 2014 by Grinning Bandit Books (first published August 7th 2008)
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Amy Shannon
Oct 24, 2014 Amy Shannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
life's full of regrets and savagery.

I was pulled in from the first chapter and it kept my attention. Life has made Terry Gallagher an angry man, who not only lives with the regrets of his youthful past, but also what is still happening in the world. Depravity of life has hit very close to home and he needs to deal with what exists now and what made him who he is now. This is a bold and brilliant story but not for the faint hearted. I love the boldness of ten writing and even the details of the
Roman Laskowski
Sep 16, 2014 Roman Laskowski rated it it was amazing
This is the kind of satisfying read that stays with you long after you've finished. It gives you something, affects you in some way (and a good way, at that). Set in the grim North of England it tells an uplifting tale of a guy trying to do the right thing for the kids in his community by starting up a youth soccer team but facing hefty odds, not least of which are his own personal demons. It is powerful, gripping, with occasional flashes of humour, and has a fine ending. Lots of lovely ...more
Debbie Ament
Aug 04, 2015 Debbie Ament rated it really liked it
This book grabbed me from the very start. It was so easy to relate to the characters. Some you loved right from the start. Others you disliked. They ran the gauntlet. You felt sorry for but yet admired them. The good people trying to do the right thing and live a good life saw the anger surface. And the bad boys who showed their caring side. It is not just a book about football. It is also a book about people learning about them selves and others.
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Derryl Flynn grew up in a northern coal mining town in England during the fifties and sixties. He studied Film-Theatre & TV at Bradford College of Art in the early seventies where he developed a passion for writing drama for screenplay & radio. His debut novel, The Albion was first published in 2008 and has just been totally expurgated and re-released. Scrapyard Blues is his second novel. ...more
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