• 'Compels complete attention because everything here, down to the last full stop, has been carefully considered...a precise and deeply moving evocation of the vanished Irish immigrant world that once flourished in Scotland. And of its many achievements, surely the most important of all is that Galloway Street describes a miserable childhood without a shred of self-pity'

    Irish Times
  • 'An affecting account...Boyle refreshes the familiar material with an engagingly plain, colloquial style...valuable as a historic record, but this eventually seems incidental to its value as a recollection of a fairly ordinary life in a particular time and place'

    The Times Literary Supplement
  • 'Full of humour in the midst of grinding poverty'

    The Scotsman
  • 'Very moving, funny and insightful . . . obviously written from the heart'

    Gerry Anderson
  • A boy's story, the everyday life of the child of immigrants, by a writer of great promise

    Meg Henderson, author of Finding Peggy

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