Graeme Armstrong & Tice Cin | 26th August 2021 @7pm

Join us for the very first event at Mount Florida Books! We're delighted to welcome Tice Cin and Graeme Armstrong to the shop to discuss their novels Keeping The House and The Young Team. The event will be chaired by Heather Parry. 

There’s a stash of heroin waiting to be imported, and no one seems sure what to do with it . . . But Ayla’s a gardener, and she has a plan.

Offering a fresh and funny take on the machinery of the North London heroin trade, Keeping the House lifts the lid on a covert world thriving just beneath notice: not only in McDonald's queues and men’s clubs, but in spotless living rooms and whispering kitchens.

Spanning three generations, this is the story of the women who keep their family – and their family business – afloat, juggling everything from police surveillance to trickier questions of community, belonging and love.


Tice Cin is an multidisciplinary artist from north London. A London Writers Award-winner, her work has been published by DJ Magazine, GUAP, Extra Teeth and Skin Deep and commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and St Paul's Cathedral, among others. An alumnus of Barbican Young Poets, she now creates digital art as part of Design Yourself – a collective based at the Barbican Centre – exploring what it means to be human when technology is changing everything. A producer and DJ, she has released an EP, Keeping the House, to accompany her debut novel.


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.

Graeme Armstrong is a Times bestselling author from Airdrie, Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award 2021 and the Betty Trask Award 2021. His teenage years were spent within Scotland’s ‘young team’ gang culture. After reading English as an undergraduate at the University ae Stirling, he undertook a Master’s in Creative Writing. His debut novel, The Young Team, is based upon his experiences. It is currently being adapted for screen by Synchronicity Films.

Heather Parry is a Glasgow-based writer, editor, event chair and podcast host. Her short stories have appeared internationally in numerous magazines and books. Her fiction explores self-deception, transformation, the grotesque and the body. She is the co-founder of Scottish literary magazine Extra Teeth

Get your tickets here! Attendees will be required to check in to the venue and wear their masks for the duration of the event. If you're unable to attend but still want to grab a signed copy you can get Tice's here and Graeme's here