A Bloody Good Friday

A Bloody Good Friday Good Friday Merthyr Tydfil At twenty to midnight a dozen different forces converge Macky just out of jail the gippos and their knives the Shop Boys fifty or sixty skinheads in fanatical pursui

  • Title: A Bloody Good Friday
  • Author: Desmond Barry
  • ISBN: 9780099426424
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Paperback
  • Good Friday, 1977 Merthyr Tydfil At twenty to midnight a dozen different forces converge Macky, just out of jail the gippos and their knives the Shop Boys, fifty or sixty skinheads in fanatical pursuit of recreational violence P C Phillips, the young copper with something to prove Mohan Singh, proud owner of the Taj Mahal curry house The result mayhem RACE RIGood Friday, 1977 Merthyr Tydfil At twenty to midnight a dozen different forces converge Macky, just out of jail the gippos and their knives the Shop Boys, fifty or sixty skinheads in fanatical pursuit of recreational violence P C Phillips, the young copper with something to prove Mohan Singh, proud owner of the Taj Mahal curry house The result mayhem RACE RIOT ERUPTS IN VALLEYS TOWN And witness to it all, Davey Daunt, a spazzy with a leg brace, the only one who knows what really happened.

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    1. The short, fast, and exceedingly cinematic story of an exceptionally violent Friday in a Welsh town in 1977. This story of brawlers, druggies, gypsies, and rampaging skinheads is not fine writing, but it is compelling storytelling. The narrator is Davey, a crippled druggie type who is sort of mates with two of the town's more infamous hard men. The book is his attempt to set the record straight about the hectic and convoluted chain of events on the "legendary" day one of them returns from prison [...]

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