A Drink with Shane MacGowan

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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!

One of the freshest, most original biographies I've ever read . . . Buy the book, it's great.
The Observer
All human life is here
Q Magazine

About Victoria Mary Clarke

Victoria Mary Clarke spent her childhood in west Cork, with hippy parents, no running water and no TV. At eighteen 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? and A Drink With Shane MacGowan.

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