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Book Title: Children of the Dead End|
The author of the book: Patrick MacGill
Edition: Dufour Editions
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Reader ratings: 3.5
Date of issue: November 1st 1999
ISBN 13: 9781841580005
Format files: PDF
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A rare story of a desperately poor Donegal family set at the fag-end of the 19th century. So poor indeed that they have to send out 12 year old Dermod to a hiring fair where he is hired out to a brutish farmer for a period of 6 months. The family rely on Dermod's regular remittances to pay for their rent & food.
Eventually Dermod decides to take the boat over to Scotland to work as part of a potato-picking crew. The story continues with the harsh, hand-to-mouth existence of his travels and the colourful characters he meets on his journey.
There is a skillfully depicted romance and a surprise change in his fortunes which make this true account particularly interesting.
The book has been likened to The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists due to its espousal of socialist values and depiction of the poverty, cruelty & inequality faced by the labouring class.
I shall look out for the sequel.
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Read information about the authorPatrick MacGill (24 December 1889 – November 1963) was an Irish journalist, poet and novelist, known as "The Navvy Poet" because he had worked as a navvy before he began writing.
MacGill was born in Glenties, County Donegal. A statue in his honour is on the bridge where the main street crosses the river in Glenties.
During the First World War, MacGill served with the London Irish Rifles (1/18th Battalion, The London Regiment) and was wounded at the Battle of Loos on 28 October 1915.
MacGill wrote a memoir-type novel called "Children of the Dead End".
In early 2008, a docu-drama starring Stephen Rea was made about the life of Patrick MacGill. One of the film's locations was the boathouse of Edinburgh Canal Society at Edinburgh on the Union Canal, and one of its rowing boats.
An annual literary summer school is held in Glenties in mid July each year in his honour.
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