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Asking for Trouble: The Story of an Escapade with Disproportionate Consequences

Asking for Trouble: The Story of an Escapade with Disproportionate Consequences (Paperback)

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Now an eminent writer and critic, Patricia Craig was expelled from her convent grammar school at a time when girls from respectable families were never kicked out of school, and certainly not when the 'offence' was carrying-on with boys in the sand dunes in the Donegal Gaeltacht while attending an Irish language summer school. Asking for Trouble is an absorbing coming-of-age memoir, and an entertaining account of religious identities, family relationships and growing up in 1950s Belfast and Donegal.

BiographyMemoirsBiographyTrue storiesHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural history Publisher: Colourpoint Books Publication Date: 07/09/2007 ISBN-13: 9780856408083  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Patricia Craig is from Belfast. She moved to London in the 1960s but always retained strong links with her native city, returning to live in Northern Ireland in 1999. A leading literary critic and anthologist, she regularly contributes to the Independent, London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, Irish Times and New Statesman, and has appeared on various television and radio programmes. She has edited many anthologies, including The Rattle of the North (Blackstaff, 1992), The Belfast Anthology (Blackstaff, 1999) and The Ulster Anthology (Blackstaff, 2006), and is the author of two memoirs, Asking for Trouble and A Twisted Root.

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