At Her Majesty's Pleasure
By (author) Robert Douglas
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At Her Majesty's Pleasure by Robert Douglas
Book DescriptionIn his final instalment in his autobiographical trilogy, Robert Douglas takes us through the sixties and into the eighties with his memories of life as a prison officer, and, at the end of his career, as an electricity chargehand driving around the Yorkshire Dales. He tells us of his prison experiences, with anecdotes about many of the most famous criminals in British history - the Krays, the Richardsons, the Great Train Robbers, Soviet spies and many more. Told in the same endearing and fascinating voice that readers of LAST SONG OF THE NIGHT TRAM and SOMEWHERE TO LAY MY HEAD first fell in love with, this volume continues the story of Robert's remarkable journey of self-education, introducing us to larger-than-life characters on both sides of the bars, and evoking a strong sense of social change as Britain emerged from the post-War gloom into the bright lights of the Beatles years.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780340935309
(198mm x 139mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Hodder Paperback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 15-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The second novel from the ever popular authour of Night Song of the Last Tram and Whose Turn for the Stairs?
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A tale of family, community and strength of spirit
Somewhere to Lay My Head, Paperback (May 2007)» View all books by Robert Douglas
The next chapter in Robert Douglas's remarkable life story picks up from the bestselling NIGHT SONG OF THE LAST TRAM but can be read on its own
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Author Biography - Robert Douglas
Now retired, Robert Douglas worked as a prison officer and an electricity chargehand. Although he has lived in Northumberland for many years, he says you can take the boy out of Glasgow, but you'll never take Glasgow out of the boy.
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