Part and parcel of a large and boisterous family, he is pushed around the streets of Dublin by his brothers; the small crippled occupant of a boxcar, silently witnessing the city's joys and woes.

Tormented yet calm, he is the detached observer of life in the slums of Dublin in the forties and fifties. Written with the fearless discipline that the author Christy Brown had to establish over his own body, Down All The Days displays his lyrical gifts for language and insight to the full.

Christy Brown’s 1970 novel was longlisted for theĀ Lost Man Booker, in 2010.

Published by
Secker & Warburg
Christy Brown

Christy Brown

About the Author

Christy Brown was a celebrated Irish author, poet and painter. Born with a severe form of cerebral palsy, he was able to write, type and paint with only with the toes of one foot.
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