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The Winter of Discontent, 1979...

a young Irishman adrift in London with a lot more money than sense.  Bad romantic judgment, a bucketful of narcotics and a job as a draughtsman working on the plans for Sellafield -- What could possibly go wrong?


No Twitter, No Facebook.  Irish boys and girls disappeared into London as though it were the African interior, a Congolese wilderness where none of the public telephones worked and messages were still scratched on paper and slipped through holes in doors.


this book is a diary, a memory, a flashback, a tribute to a generation that left home to get away from Gaelic Games, Guinness and God. 








Barry McKinley | Writer