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> Parly Road - Townhead, New book out called 'Parly Road', set in the Toonheid in the 6
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New book out on Kindle called Parly Road, by new Toonheid-born author Ian Todd.

It is the summer of 1965 in the Townhead district of Glasgow. Happy-go-lucky ten year old Johnboy Taylor and his pals dream of owning their own pigeon loft or ‘dookit’ and competing with the city’s grown-up ‘doo-men’ in the sport they love. To make their dream come true, they embark on a journey of entrepreneurial escapades, have great fun and with very few rules to constrain them, leave chaos in their wake. They are soon embroiled in an adult world of gangsters, police corruption, violence and crime.

Set against the back-drop of a condemned tenement slum area, the fate of which has already been decided upon as it stands in the way of the city’s new Inner Ring Road motorway development, the boys soon realise that to survive on the streets, they have to stay one step ahead of those in authority.

Ian has put together a collection of photographs from the Townhead during the 1960s relating to the story. Check it out on Facebook and if you're interested in the book there's a link on the Facebook page that will take you to the book on Amazon where you can read the first few chapters without having to download the book.

https://www.facebook.com/theglasgowchronicles
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