Deluxe Young Mungo Gift Box

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  • Deluxe Young Mungo Gift Box
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If you did not already know, we LOVE Douglas Stuart and his work here at Mainstreet. ‘Young Mungo’ is an incredible novel and will make a great gift. Paired with a Glaswegin miniature and some Bare Bones chocolate, both made in Glasgow, this is a Gift Box that we are sure will go down well with the recipient. 

About the book

Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart

The extraordinary, powerful second novel from the Booker prizewinning author of Shuggie Bain, Young Mungo is both a vivid portrayal of working-class life and the deeply moving story of the dangerous first love of two young men: Mungo and James. 

They are caught between two of Glasgow’s housing estates where young working-class men divide themselves along sectarian lines, and fight territorial battles for the sake of reputation. They should be sworn enemies if they’re to be seen as men at all, and yet they become best friends as they find a sanctuary in the doocot that James has built for his prize racing pigeons. As they begin to fall in love, Mungo must work hard to hide his true self from all those around him, especially from his elder brother Hamish, a local gang leader with a brutal reputation to uphold.

But the threat of discovery is constant and the punishment unspeakable. When Mungo’s mother sends him on a fishing trip to a loch in Western Scotland, with two strange men behind whose drunken banter lie murky pasts, he needs to summon all his inner strength and courage to get back to a place of safety, a place where he and James might still have a future. Imbuing the everyday world of its characters with rich lyricism, Douglas Stuart’s Young Mungo is a gripping and revealing story about the meaning of masculinity, the push and pull of family, the violence faced by so many queer people, and the dangers of loving someone too much.

What else is in the box?

 1 x bar of Bare Bones Chocolate

Bare Bones are Glasgow-based chocolatiers who use single origin cocoa beans to make chocolate unlike any you will have tasted before.

1 x  mini bottle of Glaswegin 

This cute miniature edition of one of our best-selling gin’s in the Deli is a drink that you could enjoy glass after glass. With milk thistle, Italian juniper, Russian coriander, angelica, orange flower, bay leaf, chamomile and pink peppercorn, they all combine to make a delicious Scottish G&T.

2 x mini cans of Fevertree Tonic Water

As it says on the tin, if 3/4 of your drink is the mixer, mix with the best. We love this tonic water as it brings out the very best in any gin.

Some extra things to note…

Our Gift Boxes are always posted out beautifully wrapped, so can be sent directly to the recipient or to you. If you would like your order to go straight to the recipient, please enter their details in the ‘Shipping Address’ section as you go through the checkout steps.

 

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