Me and Mine: A Warm-Hearted Memoir of a London Irish Family

Me and Mine: A Warm-Hearted Memoir of a London Irish Family


By (author) Anna May Mangan

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  • Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 232mm x 20mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 7 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844086720
  • ISBN 13: 9781844086726
  • Sales rank: 193,068

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ME AND MINE tells the story of an Irish immigrant family who left rural Ireland in the 1950s to find work and a better way of life in England. From aunts who claimed their current hair shade as genetic and ferried leather suitcases dripping with blood from the Irish boat train because English meat was 'dirt' to one who mashed all of her only son's food until he was eleven in case he choked, and relatives being considered monied because of owning a post office account and a caravan! Battling poverty, death, illness and everday life this is a story of survival, triumph and laughter in the face of adversity from a truly colourful cast of characters told with wit and warmth.

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Author information

Anna May Mangan has contributed articles to newspapers and magazines including The Times, Independent and Mail on Sunday. She has been shortlisted for the London Fringe Short Fiction Award, the RTE Radio/Frank MacManus Short Story Competition and was placed second in the 2008 Sean O'Faolain Short Story Competition.