Published by Red Squirrel Press
Tom Kelly’s second short story collection No Love Rations begins life with Kelly’s Catholic childhood (‘Confession’, ‘At Eleven,’ ‘The Ironed Man,’); a first job in a Jarrow shipyard and his hometown. The collection captures with honesty and humour his early working-class life.
I lost myself (in a good way!) in the Jarrow of No Love Rations. Reading it on the bus I had to refrain from saying out loud: “Wow!” and “Boy that’s some writing!” I recommend you buy a copy’
No Love Rations” by Tom Kelly is an excellent read. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Beautifully written, amusing, humorous, surprising, moving and a great piece of storytelling.
Here are a couple of links on the collection.
A Chat with Tom Kelly by Tony Wilson