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Laff : a friendship

Author: John Boyle
Publisher: London : Black Swan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1955 John Boyle and James Lafferty became friends at school in Scotland, isolated by their Paisley background at school and mocked as "snobs" at home on the estate. Their friendship began in the era of rock 'n' roll and Teddy Boys and this is the story of the shared traumas of their adolescence.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: James Lafferty; John Boyle; John Boyle; James Lafferty
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Boyle
ISBN: 0552770795 9780552770798
OCLC Number: 53392305
Notes: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2003.
Description: 352 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: John Boyle.

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Tells the story of James Boyle's close friendship, in his teens, with James Lafferty, who joined his class at the local grammar school. This friendship allowed John and Laff to escape from the  Read more...

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"'Boyle's memories are marked with fondness rather than sentimentality...with a sad twist in the tale guaranteed to grab you'" The Scotsman "'All the moving, tentative quality of male friendship is Read more...

 
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