As well as being a highly popular play for National 5 English study, Tally's Blood paints a wonderful picture of life in wartime Scotland, as experienced by the Italian immigrant community. Exploring the themes of racism, love and family loyalties, it does so with humour and warmth through the eyes of an Italian family with close blood ties. When World War Two breaks out, friendships outwith the family are sorely tested by the difficulties of wartime prejudice. - One of the set drama texts for National 5 English - Written by a very successful playwright and television screenplay writer
Ann Marie di Mambro has written for several household television dramas, including Eastenders, Casualty, River City and Machair. Some of her most recent plays include Ae Fond Kiss, Scotland Matters and Brothers of Thunder, and she was awarded the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 1994-5.