Events

Hunters: Wee Stories from the Crescent – a reminiscence of life in Perth’s Hunter Crescent in the 1970s and 1980s by Anthony Camilleri (Foreword by Stuart Cosgrove)

November 23rd 2017 will see the launch of Hunters: Wee Stories from the Crescent – a reminiscence of life in Perth’s Hunter Crescent in the 1970s and 1980s by Anthony Camilleri (Foreword by Stuart Cosgrove).

Published by Tippermuir Books at £9.99 (Perth’s not-for-profit community publishing company), the book is a wonderful, tragic, and comic piece of prose. The launch will be in the evening at Fairfield Neighbourhood Centre – 2 Fairfield Ave, Perth PH1 2TF – and will be packed affair. It would be great if the Courier can cover the launch and perhaps run a feature on the book. A few snippets from the book are provided below.

The book itself arrives from the printers in a couple of weeks and a review copy will be sent to the Courier as soon as available.

If we can provide any further information please email back. If you can send a photographer to the event great, again can you let us know.

Hunters is a funny, sad, honest, uplifting memoir of growing up in Hunter Crescent in the 1970s and 1980s – an affectionate look at life on one of Scotland’s working-class schemes. Hunter Crescent, a sprawling housing scheme just north of Perth city centre, was built after an act of parliament calling for slum areas to be replaced with modern housing. For its first thirty-five years, ‘Hunters’ was a model scheme. By the mid-1970s, things had gone horribly wrong. It took a group of tenants to get the place back on an even keel.

Hunters Wee Tales from the Crescent Anthony Camilleri