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Michael Cumiskey

Michael Cumiskey was born in Stockton-on-Tees to parents both from immigrant stock – his mother's family originating from southern Italy and his father's from County Cork in Ireland.


He is a graduate of Middlesbrough College of Art and Design and in the past worked as the Resident Artist with the Skelmersdale New Town Development Corporation.


Currently, he lives in North Devon with his wife, Sue. Their three children have now left home and live in other parts of the country.


  • Private Gestures


    Malcolm lives with his two sons, Harry and Jason. He was invited to attend Mary's funeral up North. His decision to go, was more for hopefully meeting his ex-wife Julie. Mary had been a great friend for both and was a supporter for them in their difficult needs.

  • Sorry, Picasso


    Michael Grainger is a disaffected young man living with his parents in 1970s Stockton-on-Tees. Frustrated with the banality of his existence, and fully aware of his own intellect and lack of scruples, he resolves to escape by making as much money as he can in the least possible time.

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