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Singin I'm No a Billy He's a Tim

Singin I'm No a Billy He's a Tim

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What happens when a Rangers fan and Celtic fan are locked in a prison cell together on the day of an Old Firm Match? It is through Billy and Tim that Des Dillon explores sectarianism, bigotry, how it becomes part of one's identity and is inculcated by family and society. However, the book is not limited to Scotland but refers to every peace process in the world, where common ground and a shared humanity is found through responding to the needs of others. Now it is up to these two fans to start their personal peace process to find some common ground to slowly let go of their bigotry.

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Title Singin I'm No a Billy He's a Tim
Author Des Dillon
ISBN 9781908373052
Binding Paperback
Author Bio Des Dillon was born and brought up in Coatbridge. He is a poet, short story writer, novelist and dramatist writing for radio, stage, television and film. He was writer in residence at Castlemilk from 1998 to 2000, and has worked as a teacher of English, a creative writing tutor, and a TV scriptwriter. His novels have been translated into Russian and Italian. His novel, Me and Ma Gal, first published in 1995, was selected as one of The List/Scottish Book Trust�s 100 Best Scottish Books of all time. He now lives in Galloway, and also currently performs stand up comedy.

His raucous sense of humour and keen understanding of the west-coast sectarian mindset make his message seem a matter of urgency and not just a liberal platitude. THE GUARDIAN

The potency of Dillon's writing beats louder than any drum that the bigots can bang. IRISH POST


Scotland will never be free of the shackles of sectarianism unless we teach our youngsters that bigotry is wrong. JACK McCONNELL, MSP, Former First Minister

The sheer vitality of the theatrical writing - the seamless combination of verbal wit and raw kinetic energy, and the pure dynamic strength of the play's structure - makes [Singin I'm No a Billy He's a Tim] feel like one of the shortest and most gripping two-hour shows in current Scottish theatre. THE SCOTSMAN

The show has gone down a storm on both sides of the Old Firm divide. THE SUNDAY MAIL

Des Dillon is one of Scotland's most accomplished authors and playwrites. THE DERRY JOURNAL

BIC Subject Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
BISAC Subject FICTION / General
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