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A young man is sent away from a poor family to work and send money home, at the age of twelve. His tale is a great coming of age tale of hardship and hard work. This is an inspiring tale, hard to put down.
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Splendid ... a superb account of its times... Children of Dead End blazes with a passionate sincerity. --Irish Times
Its freshness and force is the mark of true literature the structure is perfect. Heartily recommended. --Irish Press
MacGill writes with great power, clarity, passion and humour. --The Guardian
Patrick MacGill (24 December 1889 – 22 November 1963) was an Irish journalist, poet and novelist, known as "The Navvy Poet" because he had worked as a navvy before he began writing. MacGill was born in Glenties, County Donegal. A statue in his honour is on the bridge where the main street crosses the river in Glenties. He had three children, Christine, Patricia and Sheila MacGill.
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Book Description Mount Eagle Publications Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Condition: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Aged book. Tanned pages and age spots, however, this will not interfere with reading. Seller Inventory # CHL6042458
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR001519613
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR002299188
Book Description Caliban Books, London, 1985. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Mass market Paperback, 20cm, 305p. Written as fiction, this text is Patrick MacGill's autobiography. Starting with an account of his childhood in Ireland at the end of the 19th century, the story moves to Scotland where, tramp then gang-labourer then navvy, Dermond Flynn (as he sometimes calls himself) discovers himself as a writer. Introduction by John Burnett. Spine creased and slightly leaning, else a clean sound copy with minmal wear. Seller Inventory # 000161
Book Description Mount Eagle Publications Ltd, 1998. Condition: Very Good. Light shelfwear to extremities of book, previous owners inscription on title page, otherwise fine. Book. Seller Inventory # 057780-8