Edinburgh: Canongate, 1977, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: Jimmy Boyle was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder in 1967. He was born and brought up in the Gorbals, the poorest quarter of Glasgow, notorious for street gangs and violence. The street fighter was the hero to most kids and adults too. It was in this world that Jimmy Boyle learned to fight, cheat and steal. Reform schools, borstals and eventually prisons became an acceptable part of his life, to an…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block.
Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VI] 264 pages. 8¾” x 5½”.
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