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Me and Ma Gal
Des Dillon
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Me and Ma Gal

4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  20 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
'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' Edw
Paperback, 114 pages
Published January 28th 2004 by Polyglot Press, Incorporated (first published October 4th 2001)
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Karen Brankin
Sep 24, 2016 Karen Brankin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book,

This story took me back to my childhood, it was so realistic being told through a child's eyes, can't wait to read another of des Dillons books!!
Aug 11, 2015 TheVinegarTits rated it really liked it
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Hmmm. Do I give Scottish books an extra star just because they're Scottish? I'm not sure. I'll be interested to know if non-Scots consider this book so favourably.

It covers one day at the point in a child's life where innocence is shifting towards experience. There is wonder at the simple things and hints of the darkness of the world of grown-ups. There's verve in the telling of the tale and some genuine moments of threat that keep it all rumbling along. It's also about story
Jul 03, 2013 Gayle rated it really liked it
Interesting story of a Scottish lads most interesting day. Told from the perspective of an 8yr old boy living in Coatbridge this story manages to capture his whole life. Highly recommend this book
Jun 14, 2011 Marcus rated it really liked it
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A nicely written coming of age story in Scotland. I think it helps to have been a Scottish boy in the late 20th century; but perhaps it has a broader appeal.
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Never met Des Dillon but I know him .It's an Airdrie Coatbridge thing.
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Des Dillon was born and brought up in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, and studied English at Strathclyde University. A former teacher, he is now a poet, short story writer, novelist and dramatist writing for radio, stage, television and film. He has taught Creative Writing at the Arvon Foundation and was Writer in Residence at Castlemilk, Glasgow, between 1998 and 2000. Des now lives in Galloway with his ...more
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