Poverty, crime, gangsters, bullying, abuse, mental illness, HIV and a drugs epidemic that gripped the
area and destroyed so many lives.
A gritty real-life story, Niddrie Boys gives a ground-level insight into life on the streets of Niddrie in the east end of Edinburgh. It follows one young boy’s
adventures as he grows up in a tough environment where the ever-present threat of violence lurks just
around the corner. Seen through the same eyes that could also appreciate
lifelong friendships, loyalty and the positive influence of the many strong women whose indomitable spirit
inspired hope and love, this book is a reminder to keep striving towards a better future and a better life.
“A must read, Niddrie Boys will shock you, make you laugh, make you cry and then shock you again.”