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Hardback:Shuggie Bain / Douglas Stuart.:2020 Shuggie Bain / Douglas Stuart.
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Author: Stuart, Douglas.
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: London : Picador, 2020.
ISBN: 9781529019278 (hbk.) : 14.99
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It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life. She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door and a life bought and paid for outright (like her perfect, but false, teeth). But Agnes is abandoned by her philandering husband, and soon she and her three children find themselves trapped in a decimated mining town. As she descends deeper into drink, the children try their best to save her, yet one by one they must abandon her to save themselves. It is her son Shuggie who holds out hope the longest. Shuggie is different. Fastidious and fussy, he shares his mother's sense of snobbish propriety. The miners' children pick on him and adults condemn him as no' right. But Shuggie believes that if he tries his hardest, he can be normal like the other boys and help his mother escape this hopeless place.
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A well written book but the story is a bit sad. Life in Glasgow in the 80s & 90s in the tenements was pretty grim particularly from a young boy who is a bit different, with an alcoholic mother and and absent father. In saying that well worth reading.
30/04/21
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Year 2022.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Picador,
Resource type: Physical
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Paperback:Shuggie Bain.:2021.
Author: Stuart, Douglas.
Year 2021.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Picador,
Resource type: Physical
400 pages.
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I've been living with Shuggie and his little family over many years in various places in Glasgow. No
29/03/22
Tracy Hager
Wiltshire
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