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No Love Rations | Tom Kelly

No Love Rations | Tom Kelly

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    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.


    Tom Kelly is a north-east of England short story writer, poet, lyricist and playwright. His most recent poetry collections, Spelk, and his ninth, This Small Patch, both from Red Squirrel Press, were well received and re-printed as was his first full-length short story collection Behind the Wall, Postbox Press. A number of his plays and musicals (written with John Miles) have been produced by the Customs House, South Shields.

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