Hell-raiser Shane MacGowan's acclaimed and surprisingly lucid memoir.
Acknowledgements - i: Acknowledgements Section - ii: Forewords Unit - Act One: A rugged Irish cottage, night. Unit - Act Two: Filthy McNasty's Whisky Cafe, Islington, London, night. Section - iii: Interval Unit - Act Three: Act Three Chapter - Scene One: Plethora restaurant, Islington, London, early winter evening. Chapter - Scene Two: A black taxi, London, night. Section - iv: Refreshments Unit - Act Four: Luxurious house in Hampstead, London, early winter morning. Unit - Act Five: Lone tour bus, desolate highway, USA, day. Unit - Act Six: First-class cabin, transatlantic aircraft, evening. Airport lounge. Unit - Act Seven: Shannon Airport, Ireland, morning. Unit - Act Eight: A rugged Irish cottage, night.
Victoria Mary Clarke spent her childhood in west Cork, with hippy parents, no running water and no telly. At 18 she moved to London, fell in love with Shane MacGowan and into a life of debauchery. She has written for numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Sunday Independent and Paris Vogue, and is the author of Angel in Disguise?
One of the freshest, most original biographies I've ever read . . .
Buy the book, it's great. -- Lynn Barber * The Observer *
All human life is here * Q Magazine *