Trouble For Skinhead

Trouble For Skinhead

Richard Allen / Nov 19, 2019

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  • Title: Trouble For Skinhead
  • Author: Richard Allen
  • ISBN: 9780450014192
  • Page: 445
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        Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name Richard Allen is the name on the front cover of the million selling Skinhead books The name was thought of by the editors at the London publishing firm New English Library and given by them to Jim Moffatt, one of a number of hack writers who churned out their books to order.Born of Irish extraction, Jim Moffatt went to Britain and learnt his trade writing up to six stories a week thrillers, spies, Westerns for pulp fiction magazines He moved on to writing books, and by the mid seventies reckoned he had produced 250 in the previous 20 years, at a rate of 10,000 words a day when deadlines were approaching Meanwhile, the managing director of the ailing New English Library imprint was desperate to make inroads into a new audience of younger readers his editorial board came up with the idea of commissioning a novel set in the emerging skinhead subculture In six days Moffatt wrote Skinhead The book was an immediate hit, and many of its youthful readers were convinced that the author was a real hooligan, not a 55 year old Canadian who always wore a jacket and tie and whose lurid tales of sex and street violence were written from the same seafront cottage in Sidmouth in which he also penned a column for the local paper Soon after Skinhead Farewell Moffatt s real life relationship with NEL came to an end.Moffatt died of cancer in the early nineties, just at the time when the skinhead style was coming back into fashion.


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    1. This was nasty little book that gave a bit of insight into the violence and life of skinheads in the 70s. It’s about a skinhead / football hooligan who gets put into prison only to be joined by one of his arch rivals. A lot of the book is about his time in prison and him reminiscing about the girls he had been in and the fights he had had when he was outside. The book had some nasty descriptive sessions about the “aggro” /fights that hooligans got into in their heyday! I really can’t rem [...]


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