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    The Tar Factory (Paperback) By (author) Alan Kelly

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    DescriptionTwenty years with North Lanarkshire's Roads Department has given Coatbridge janitor Alan Kelly plenty of stories to write about. Now, in his first novel, Alan has brought together the stories, the people, the laughter and the grind of his experiences in a Tar Squad.

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    The Tar Factory
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan Kelly
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 186
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9781842820506
    ISBN 10: 1842820508

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: 823.92
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: KNDC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FB
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    Publication date
    01 May 2004
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    Author Information
    Alan Kelly only started writing 5 years ago, after joining Des Dillon?s writer?s group. Raised in Coatbridge, Alan worked for twenty years for North Lanarkshire Council?s Roads Department, picking litter, sweeping roads, eventually promoted to tar shovelling, tar raking, tar chipping and tar rolling in a ?Tar Squad?. Now working as a school janitor, Alan has re-married his first wife after successfully battling his alcoholism ? he has been ?dry? for over eleven years.
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    Unpretentious, human, moving and funny. Alan Kelly gives us a man with true grit and a real practical morality. Mad Dog protects the underdog but beware those who misuse their power. This deserves to sell more copies than Trainspotting. The Tar Factory is fuckin magic. A surprise hunner quid Giro on a wet Tuesday in February. Des Dillon