A Drink with Shane MacGowan

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Pan Macmillan, May 31, 2012 - Music - 384 pages
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This bibulous, drug-indulgent and anarchic rock legend was born on a small farm in Tipperary, won a scholarship to Westminster, was rapidly expelled, became a rent boy, then a central figure of punk and the hugely influential star of The Pogues. MacGowan's music, innovative and powerful, is as distinctive as his chaotic, breakdown-scarred, drug and alcohol-fuelled lifestyle. MacGowan has an enormous fan-base hungry for stories of his wild behaviour, but this is also a book that celebrates this unique and charming musician, and offers insight into his remarkable perspective on this world - and the next!

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A drink with Shane MacGowan

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An irreverent look into the colorful convictions of Irish cult hero MacGowan, this book occasionally entertains but ultimately suffers from MacGowan's persistent self-aggrandizement. Presented in a ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Victoria Mary Clarke spent her childhood in west Cork, with hippy parents, no running water and no telly. At 18 she moved to London, fell in love with Shane MacGowan and into a life of debauchery. She has written for numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Sunday Independent and Paris Vogue, and is the author of Angel in Disguise?

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