#review Bobby ‘Chicken Legs’ Muldoon: Fame and Fortune in the Gorbals by @Donnekate
Robert James Muldoon. That’s me. Sixteen years auld, four feet three wi bright red hair an legs like a chicken…’
It’s 1969 and Bobby, as he is usually known, has spent the last year dealing with one crisis after another. He’s a Gorbals’ boy though so with sheer determination and a witty sense of humour he’s moving on. Thanks to some carefully considered action plans and the support of Jeannie, the love of his life, Bobby has so far overcome every obstacle in his path. Now he and Jeannie have a plan to create a good life for themselves. Will Bobby finally become a confident, successful young man? Or will he go one step further and find…
Fame and Fortune in The Gorbals?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It is written entirely in Glaswegian, and I had a rare old time reading this (some pharases I had to say out loud to understand the meaning/context but apart from that I had no trouble reading it. I let my English hubby read and he no idea what he was reading!
This is book three in the Bobby Muldoon Trilogy and you are transported back to the late 60’s early 70’s following him as he grows up with his girlfriend Jeannie and his family. You are immersed into that era and how vastly different it was compared to life nowadays, and Kate did a great job with the characters, dialogue and setting of the story. I haven’t read the others in the series so will be checking them out for sure.
About the Author
Kate Donne lives in Dollar, Clackmannanshire with her Welsh husband Steve, her dog Brodie, two tractors and eight chickens! Kate runs her own personal development company, and spends her spare time writing.
She graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow with a BA Degree in Dramatic Studies and was awarded The Dorothy Innes Prize, The Arnold Fleming travelling scholarship and The Charles Brooke memorial prize.
Kate has spent many years involved in the arts and has been a professional singer, a director of musical theatre and an actress in many plays and musicals. Her poetry has been published in various anthologies and she was shortlisted for The Tarbert Book Festival writing competition 2017 with her short story Frae a Haggis.