Irish travellers live in a closed community. What we think we know about them is based on hearsay, rumour and stereotype.
But not any more. Knuckle is the true story of James Quinn McDonagh - clan head and champion bare-knuckle fighter.
It's a journey from his grandfather's horse-drawn caravan at the side of the road to the country lanes of Ireland where he stood, fists bloodied and bandaged, fighting a clan war that he never asked for.
Two men, two neutral referees, a country lane. No gloves, no biting, no rests. The last man standing wins, takes home the money, and more importantly, the bragging rights.
Caught in a brutal cycle of violence that has left men dead, houses burned and lives destroyed, James tells a story that opens up a hidden world - revealing why history repeats itself, and why he can never go home...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages, (1x8pp plate)
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 16/02/2012
- Category: Biography: sport
- ISBN: 9780007448265