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The Young Team

by Graeme Armstrong

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Published 1st April 2021, 400 pages
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in Bath

in Edinburgh

in Ely

in St Andrews


The Times top ten bestseller
Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award & Betty Trask Award 2021

‘An instant Scottish classic’ - The Skinny
‘A swaggering, incendiary debut’ - Guardian
Trainspotting for a new generation’ - Independent
‘Dialect that fizzes off the page’ - Observer
‘One of the most admired young voices in British fiction’ - The Times

2005. Glasgow is named Europe’s Murder Capital, driven by a violent territorial gang and knife culture. In the housing schemes of adjacent Lanarkshire, Scotland’s former industrial heartland, wee boys become postcode warriors.

2004. Azzy Williams joins the Young Team [YTP]. A brutal gang conflict with their deadly rivals, the Young Toi [YTB] begins.

2012. Azzy dreams of another life. He faces his toughest fight of all - the fight for a different future.

Expect Buckfast. Expect bravado. Expect street philosophy. Expect rave culture. Expect anxiety. Expect addiction. Expect a serious facial injury every six hours. Expect murder.

Hope for a way out.

Inspired by the experiences of its author, Graeme Armstrong, The Young Team is an energetic novel, full of the loyalty, laughs, mischief, boredom, violence and threat of life on these streets. It looks beyond the tabloid stereotypes to tell a powerful story about the realities of life for young people in Britain today.


The Young Team
by Graeme Armstrong


Pan Macmillan


Publication date
April 1, 2021

19.7cm x 13.0cm x 2.7cm

Page count
400 pages