The Rat-Pit (1915)
Book ID: 66270
The Rat-Pit. London: Jenkins, 1915. First Edition. Pages, 308. Grey cloth, ruled and titled in white. A very good copy.
MacGill’s sequel to his novel ‘Children of the Dead End.’ The title ‘The Rat Pit’ refers to a rough lodging house in Glasgow,
Patrick MacGill (1889-1963) was an Irish journalist, poet and novelist, known as The Navvy Poet because he had worked as a navvy (a labourer) in Scotland before he began writing. MacGill served in the London Irish Rifles and was wounded in the Battle of Loos.