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Description - Night Song of the Last Tram - A Glasgow Childhood by Robert Douglas

A wonderfully colourful and deeply poignant memoir of growing up in a 'single end' - one room in a Glasgow tenement - during and immediately after the Second World War. Although young Robert Douglas's life was blighted by the cruel if sporadic presence of his father, it was equally blessed by the love of his mother, Janet. While the story of their life together is in some ways very sad, it is also filled with humorous and happy memories. NIGHT SONG OF THE LAST TRAM is a superb evocation of childhood and of a Glasgow of trams and tenements that has long since disappeared.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780340838617
ISBN-10: 0340838612
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 130mm x 24mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Hodder Paperback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 8-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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