All Made Up

Janice Galloway

Published: 5 July 2012
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 320 pages
ISBN: 9781847083272


In the second volume of her memoirs, the prize-winning author Janice Galloway reveals how the child introduced in This is Not About Me evolved through her teenage years.

When she started secondary school, Galloway was still sharing a bed with her mother and was more excited by Latin and school orchestra than by boys. But as she struggled with the physical and emotional changes of adolescence, almost everything she thought she knew began to change. Combining visceral descriptions of puberty, sex and school-room politics with the story of a family's secrets, Galloway casts her gaze on the morals and ambitions of one small town, in writing that is personal, defiant and eloquent.

About the author

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JANICE GALLOWAY's previous books include the novels The Trick Is To Keep Breathing, which won the 1990 MIND Book of the Year Award, Foreign Parts, which won the 1994 McVitie's Prize, and Clara, which won the 2004 Saltire Book of the Year Award. She is also the author of two collections of short stories. Janice Galloway lives and works in Glasgow. More about the author


All Made Up is an excellent sequel; its verbal playfulness, folksiness and wry, hard-won humour are an antidote to the neurosis and cynicism that can often characterise autobiographical writing by the authors of fiction’ Victoria Beale



‘A brilliant writer, capturing mood and character, time and place, with seeming effortlessness’ Ian Rankin

‘A fierce but forgiving tragi-comedy of manners, morality and memory recovered’ Iain Finlayson

‘A tour de force of artistic licence projecting the past through the lens of the artist's imagination ... The book is a testament to Galloway's talent ... The book is a wonderful curiosity shop of the mysteries of womanhood’ Tom Adair

‘Galloway conjures up the atmosphere [of Saltcoats] with a loving hatred ... Her style is vivid and fluent’ Adam Mars-Jones

‘Galloway is a mesmerising writer’ Catherine Deveney

‘Galloway remains a brilliant writer, capturing mood and character, time and place, with seeming effortlessness’ Ian Rankin

‘Galloway's prose crackles as fiercely as her mother's brushed-nylon sheets... a writer able to conjure up the blistering emotional life of an ever-watchful child’ Emma Hagestadt

‘Janice Galloway is as good as they come’ Jane Shilling

‘Superb’ Lesley McDowell

‘Warm, vivid, true’ Erica Wagner

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