The Grass Arena : An Autobiography
A unique and compelling picture of structured degradation on city streets, made all the more frighteningly readable by a vivid, though understated style.
- Electronic book text
- 31 Jul 2008
- Penguin Books Ltd (Digital)
- Penguin Books Ltd
- United Kingdom
About John Healy
Healy was born into an impoverished, Irish immigrant family, in the slums of Kentish Town, North London. Out of school by 14, pressed into the army and intermittently in prison, Healy became an alocholic early on in life. Despite these obstacles Healy achieved remarkable, indeed phenomenal expertise in both writing and Chess, as outlined in the autobiographical The Grass Arena.