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Asking for Trouble By Patricia Craig

Asking for Trouble by Patricia Craig

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The story of how a Belfast schoolgirl was expelled from St Dominics on the Falls Road in Belfast in 1959, and how that event went on to shape the rest of her life.

Asking for Trouble Summary

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

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.

Asking for Trouble Reviews

This is a powerfully evocative memoir of many things: life in middle-class Belfast, in the 1950s, the experiences of teenagers in a convent school, and above all the seminal, magical rite de passage called "going to the Gaeltacht" ... I found the book refreshingly angry and totally absorbing - I couldn't put it down. -- Eilis Ni Dhuibhne
Asking for Trouble is a great read - part memoir, part social history, part literary insight... [this] book is one in a million. -- Gerard Dawe
A riveting memoir of a rebellious Catholic girlhood... Here's a perceptive take on a Belfast that's now, as they say, history. -- Robert Greacen
It's funny and sweet (in the right sort of way), so sharp in its capturing of time and place that I believed myself to be wandering along that road in Rannafast with the girls. -- Margaret Forster

About Patricia Craig

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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GOR011007413
Asking for Trouble: The Story of an Escapade with Disproportionate Consequences by Patricia Craig
Used - Like New
Paperback
Colourpoint Books
2007-09-07
240
0856408085
9780856408083
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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