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Hard Knocks & Soft Spots (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 10/05/2012
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I am proud of who I am and what I am. I teach my children to be proud too. Because being a traveller means everything to me. It's not just a label, it goes much deeper. It's an identity that is burned into my heart.' Paddy Doherty loves his life as an Irish traveller, but as a child he felt like an outsider. He was different to his siblings. On the rare occasions he went to school, he was bullied. And beyond the gates of the camp he found nothing but hostility. Slowly, Paddy's hurt turned into anger and by the age of 11 he had started out on an illustrious career as a bare-knuckle boxer. This earned him a position as one of the most well-respected (and feared) men in the travelling community. Yet while he won countless brutal fights in the ring, the real battles he faced were very much outside. In this deeply honest autobiography, he tells of how he has loved and lost five children; plummeted to seven stone while battling depression, drink and drugs. He describes how it feels to be shot point-blank in the head and the lengths he'll go to to protect his people. Told with all the warmth and humour he is famed for, Paddy's rich and colourful story is one that will stay with you for a long time to come.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9780091948429
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 588 g
Dimensions: 240 x 161 x 31 mm

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“a very good read”

this is a true story, of a man who is a traveller, and had a hard upbringing, i cant put this book down, paddy doherty was on big brother and won it, so i was curiouse to find out a bit more about this irish... More

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3rd July 2012
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