"What I liked most about GOD SAVE THE VILLAGE GREEN was its unpredictability. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it - the characters are great, the plot is strong, and engrossing. But what really made me sit up and admire was the fact that I had no real idea of what was going to happen next. I loved that." - Roddy Doyle
'God Save The Village Green' By Keith Cullen. Reviewed by Frank Cottrell Boyce
'Maybe the most remarkable thing about this book is that it’s every bit as unpredictable as an alcoholic parent. I don’t say that lightly. I read a huge amount and I write quite a lot too. It’s unusual for me not to be able to see which way the game is going. But this book wrong-footed me every time.' - for full review click here
"What’s wrong with being a housewife?"
asks Bill of his teenage girlfriend.
"Nothing," replies Phyllis, "as long as it comes naturally." But after escaping an Ireland where she "couldn't give a tinker's curse for the bloody I.R.A., hurling or Gaelic", Phyllis finds the only things that come naturally within family life in working-class London are random beatings, casual racism and emotional brutality.
God Save The Village Green is a vicious portrait of a London-Irish family at odds with itself. An explicit kitchen-sink drama set in Barking between the mid 1960s and the early 1980s, it centres on dysfunction, lost opportunities and violent, drunken reactions in a family that’s coming apart at the seams.
The story of the Knighton family is only going to play out one way.
Or is it?
Myspace/Facebook and free download album
In an attempt to keep sales of my book ticking over I have now got pages on myspace and facebook. please feel free to add me by clicking the links. Also here is a link to a free download only album which is also a crass attempt to plug my book, you need to type in a pass-phrase get the album, guessing it is not rocket science..... I'm hoping to have the book released in the UK in September, obviously you can still buy it on this site or, if you prefer at Amazon. I'm hoping to have it for sale as an E download to read on I phones from this site in the next week or two. There are lots more press radio interviews on the media page if you're interested. Thats about all for now, thanks.