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Me and Ma Gal

(1995)
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Review
'If you didn't grow up in Scotland you will enjoy this book. But if you did grow up here you will absolutely love it!' Jack McConnell, Scotland's First Minister. 'A brilliant debut filled with ironic revelation.' The Times. 'Quite simply, spot on' Big Issue in Scotland. 'Reminded me of Twain and Kerouac ... a story told with wonderful verve, immediacy and warmth' Edwin Morgan. 'Ripe with humour and poignant vignettes of boyhood, this is an endearing and distinctive novel' Scotland on Sunday
Product Description
A story of boyhood friendship and irrepressible vitality told with the speed of trains and the understanding of the awkwardness, significance and fragility of that time. This is a day in the life of two boys as told by one of them.
From the Publisher
Me and Ma Gal, the first novel by author, playwright and poet Des Dillon, is the book that best sums up the zeitgeist of contemporary Scotland, according to the results of a poll announced on World Book Day 2003.
The novel beat off bestselling contenders such as Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting and literary heavyweights such as Alasdair Gray's Lanark to become the people's choice of the poll, which was conducted through readers of Metro newspaper and via the World Book Day website. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author
Des Dillon was born and brought up in Coatbridge. He has written poetry and fiction, including Me and Ma Gal, (which won the recent World Book Day 'We Are What We Read' poll for the novel that best describes Scotland today) The Big Empty, Duck, Picking Brambles and Itchycooblue and has had several of his books adapted for film and television. His new book, The Glasgow Dragon, will be published by Luath Press in August 2004. He has worked as a teacher of English, a creative writing tutor and as a scriptwriter for High Road and River City. Des Dillon lives in Galloway.

 
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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Me and Ma Gal
Author(s): Des Dillon
ISBN: 1-910021-97-0 / 978-1-910021-97-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: Me and Ma Gal
Author(s): Des Dillon
ISBN: 1-84282-054-0 / 978-1-84282-054-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
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October 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: Me and Ma Gal
Author(s): Des Dillon
ISBN: 0-7472-6706-5 / 978-0-7472-6706-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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October 1995 : UK Paperback
Title: Me and Ma Gal
Author(s): Des Dillon
ISBN: 1-874640-56-4 / 978-1-874640-56-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Argyll Publishing
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Kindle Editions

July 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Me and Ma Gal (novel)
Author(s): Des Dillon
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January 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Author(s): Des Dillon
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