How I Got Into Art School (and out of prison): A Memoir

How I Got Into Art School (and out of prison): A Memoir

by William McLellan

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THE TRUE STORY OF HOW ONE MAN OVERCAME HIS DEMONS AND UNLEASHED HIS CREATIVITY -- IN A FASCIST JAIL It's 1972. William is a creative boy in a dead-end job, his dream of becoming an artist fading fast. So when his best friend hatches a plan to fund a year's painting in Morocco, William leaps at the chance. The only problem is, first he has to get through Franco's fascist Spain with a suitcase of drugs. Like most things in William's life, the plan goes wrong and he is thrown into the notorious Modelo jail in Barcelona. Abandoned by friends and family, unable to speak the language, surrounded by hardened criminals, lost hippies and brutal prison guards and with no idea when, if ever, he will be released, he quickly spirals into despair. It is only when he begins to secretly draw his visions and nightmares that William starts to deal with his remorse and self-hatred. But it is the facing-up to long-repressed childhood memories of abuse, neglect and poverty that ultimately leads to his redemption ... and freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781908699770
Publisher: Old Street Publishing, Ltd
Publication date: 05/14/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 464
File size: 32 MB
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Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

William McLellan was born in Yorkshire in 1950. He has been attacked by Guy the Gorilla, done time in Fascist Spain’s most notorious jail, received a degree in Fine Art from Hornsey College of Art, jammed with Bob Dylan, made over 100 music videos, and run Friday Football on Ealing Common for 10 years. He lives in west London. His work can be seen at

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