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This book is a vivid picture of an Irish navvy's life in the England of the 1950s. Workless days, the hardships of work camps, lonesome partings after trips home, periods of intense isolation and occasional bitterness were all part of the picture. Originally published in Irish to wide acclaim, this translation was first published in 1964.
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A must for any who can relate to building up and tearing England down. --Irish Edition
One of the most authentic voices of the Irish in Britain. --Bookshelf
So remarkable and compelling. --Peter Sheridan, Ireland on Sunday
Donall MacAmhlaigh from Galway moved with his family to Kilkenny when aged fourteen. Later he returned, joined the army and left in 1951 after three years at Renmore Army Barracks, Galway, and emigrated to England. He died in 1989.
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Book Description Collins Pr, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1903464366
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