Still Breathing

Still Breathing: True Adventures of the Donnelly Brothers

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‘A cracking story with a compelling cast of troublemakers and trailblazers … morbid, curious and entertaining … an adventure worth taking’ Esquire

‘The most important and exciting Manchester based autobiography for years. Spellbinding’ Clint Boon, Radio X

‘… riven with violence and drug-fuelled calamity, laugh-out-loud, throbs with opportunistic entrepreneurial spirit’ The Independent

‘A gripping and gritty story from two iconic Manchester men’ BBC Radio Manchester

 ‘Fucking insane’ Damien Hirst

‘Long-awaited and a hit … embodies the spirit of Manchester’ Manchester Evening News

‘One of the most unconventional and compelling stories in the history of the rag trade’ Huffington Post

 ‘Compulsive reading for any fan of music, acid house, fashion, youth culture, football culture, Manchester’s underworld and, of course, the city itself’ Louder Than War

 ‘From illegal raves and cars shot up like Swiss cheese to the origins of Gio-Goi and the birth of Madchester … endlessly fascinating’ Sabotage Times

‘Explosive… hell-raising and mind-blowing’ The Sun

‘Sensational … the Sex Pistols of fashion’ Radio Times

‘A wild tale … drugs, guns and gangs abound … embedded in the scenes surrounding Manchester’s two greatest loves: football and clubbing’ i-D

 ‘How they escaped their destiny … their father Arthur Donnelly was allegedly part of the infamous Quality Street Gang who were believed to be the organised crime syndicate running the city for decades’ Broadcast

 ‘… the book is immersed in men’s street style … no other British label have their pedigree’ The Sunday Times

 ‘Larger-than-life … Anthony and Chris have touched on almost every aspect of British working-class culture —the whole Manchester scene is encapsulated in their autobiography right across music, fashion, football and gangsters’ Irvine Welsh

‘The true story of their rise, fall and mid-noughties resurrection’ The Big Issue

 ‘Unconventional, funny, reckless and unforgettable … a brilliant adventure’ MTV

‘… what you thought you knew and what you have heard is wrong … until now they have never told and that’s this book’s unexpected twist’ Cass Pennant

  ‘Very entertaining … the Donnellys are a huge part of Manchester’s history’ Peter Hook

 ‘A great book by the Donnellys showing what life was like in northern cities after years of government neglect and indifference in Thatcher’s Britain’ Curtis ‘Cocky’ Warren

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