Cardiff Dead

Cardiff Dead

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Cardiff 1999. The city's booming. The Welsh Assembly kicks off in a welter of sexual scandal, fireworks and Shirley Bassey. So does the Rugby World Cup (well give or take the sexual scandal anyway). Cardiff 1999. Charlie Unger's dead, been lying in his flat for a week. Charlie was old Cardiff through and through. Like Dame Shirley, he was a black kid from Tiger Bay. He found fame and fortune in the fifties as a boxer, lightweight champion of the world. Charlie's funeral brought the Wurriyas back together again - five lost souls looking for a place in their city's brave new millennium.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 122 x 196 x 18mm | 199.58g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747553904
  • 9780747553908
  • 1,411,555

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Cardiff 1999 and the city is booming. But Charlie Unger has been lying dead in his flat for a week. He found fame and fortune as a boxer in the Fifties and his funeral brought the Wurriyas Seventies band together again - five lost souls looking for a place in Cardiff's brave new millennium. An evocative picture of new Wales from developers' boardrooms to prostitutes' pubs, from boxing gyms to surfing beaches.
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About John Williams

John Williams lives and works in his hometown of Cardiff. He is the author of four previous books, most recently FIVE PUBS, TWO BARS AND A NIGHTCLUB. He has no plans to surf the Severn Bore.
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77 ratings
3.35 out of 5 stars
5 17% (13)
4 29% (22)
3 32% (25)
2 17% (13)
1 5% (4)
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