Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Child of the Dead End

In our Grand Literary Tour post a few weeks ago, we mentioned the work of Patrick MacGill, an irishman who lived in Greenock for a time, working on the railway. While working here, MacGill sold books of his poetry door to door, eventually attracting the attention of Neil Munro, author of Para Handy who set him on the road to a literary career. His most famous and critically acclaimed work was the autobiographical Children of the Dead End.

BBC Scotland showed a "docudrama" of his life and times this weekend. The programme is currently available on BBC iplayer.

Worth a wee watch.

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