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One of our greatest contemporary authors writes about sex, school and adolescence in 1970s small-town Scotland.
In the second volume of her memoirs, the prize-winning author Janice Galloway reveals how the child introduced in This is Not About Me evolved through her teenage years. When she started secondary school, Galloway was still sharing a bed with her mother and was more excited by Latin and school orchestra than by boys. But as she struggled with the physical and emotional changes of adolescence, almost everything she thought she knew began to change. Combining visceral descriptions of puberty, sex and school-room politics with the story of a family's secrets, Galloway casts her gaze on the morals and ambitions of one small town, in writing that is personal, defiant and eloquent.
Janice Galloway's previous books include the critically acclaimed memoir This Is Not About Me (winner of the 2009 Scottish Book of the Year for non-fiction) and novels The Trick is to Keep Breathing, (winner of the 1990 MIND Book of the Year Award), Foreign Parts (1994 McVitie's Prize and American Academy of Authors EM Forster Award) and Clara which won the 2004 Saltire Book of the Year Award. She has also written two collections of short stories.