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Gorbals DiehardsA Wild Sixties Childhood : A Wild Sixties Childhood - MacFarlane, Colin

Gorbals DiehardsA Wild Sixties Childhood

A Wild Sixties Childhood

Paperback Published: 2nd September 2010
ISBN: 9781845965655
Number Of Pages: 256

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"Enid Blyton had the Famous Five, who were always up to some adventure or other, but during the 1960s Glasgow street boy Colin Macfarlane had his own gang- The Incredible Gorbals Diehards. These were young boys trying to survive in one of the world s toughest areas, the infamous slums of Glasgow. During the gang s daily adventures, they came across a plethora of undesirable characters, including foul-mouthed drunks, thieves, conmen, razor-flicking gang members, flymen and street brawlers. Through it all, MacFarlane and his group of friends retained their sense of humour while roaming in the filthy, stench-ridden Gorbals backstreets. Despite the depravation they collectively endured, the gang experienced upbringings like no other. By the time they had all reached the age of ten, they had experienced so much of deviant human behaviour and rampant poverty they felt far older than their years. n the third volume of his acclaimed memoirs, bestselling author Colin MacFarlane reveals what it was like to be grow up on the streets in the Gorbals during this period. Be prepared to be shocked and entertained at the adventures of the gang that called themselves The Incredible Gorbal

"Captures both the harsh and hilarious realities of a childhood on the streets" * Daily Record * "[An] entertaining read" * Scottish Field *

ISBN: 9781845965655
ISBN-10: 1845965655
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 2nd September 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.4  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1