From Toy Fights to Poetic Heights: Don Paterson

King Street

Join legendary Scottish poet Don Paterson, OBE, in conversation about his new memoir Toy Fights: A Boyhood — an uproarious, tenderhearted memoir of family, music, profanity and growing up in working-class Dundee in the 1970s and 1980s.

This is a book about family, money and music but also about schizophrenia, hell, narcissists, debt and the working class, anger, swearing, drugs, books, football, love, origami, the peculiar insanity of Dundee, sugar, religious mania, the sexual excesses of the Scottish club band scene and, more generally, the lengths we go to not to be bored.