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by Robert Douglas


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Robert Douglas looks back to his Glasgow childhood and his experiences, the misery (and the laughter) pouring .

Robert Douglas looks back to his Glasgow childhood and his experiences, the misery (and the laughter) pouring out on every page. The portrait of his mother is beautifully done. His first book - the bestselling NIGHT SONG OF THE LAST TRAM - is centred around his Glasgow childhood and became the first book in the popular trilogy detailing his life as a miner, dock worker, doss-house resident, soldier, prison screw - and survivor. He hasn't painted for years.

Robert Douglas paints a hugely moving picture of a childhood spent below the poverty line in. .It is the most emotional book of the three, as little Robert and his mother Janet try to survive in a one room apartment in Glasgow, during the war years

Robert Douglas paints a hugely moving picture of a childhood spent below the poverty line in post-war Glasgow which, for all its "If my father had been killed in North Africa or Italy during the Second World War, I know that for the rest of my life I would have looked at the few photographs of him and mourned our lost relationship. Unfortunately, he survived and came home. It is the most emotional book of the three, as little Robert and his mother Janet try to survive in a one room apartment in Glasgow, during the war years. His alcoholic, abusive father returned after the war, and his presence was detrimental to the lives of Robert and his mother.

His first book - the bestselling NIGHT SONG OF THE LAST TRAM - is centred around his Glasgow childhood and became the first book in the popular trilogy detailing his life as a miner, dock worker, doss-house resident, soldier, prison screw - and survivor. Библиографические данные. Night Song of the Last Tram - A Glasgow Childhood.

While the story of their life together is in some ways very sad, it is also filled with humorous and happy memories.

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 .

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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It is a well-written slice of social history delivered directly by an eyewitness. The book opens towards the end of World War Two with the memories of a two-year-old and closes when the author is 16. In the early chapters Douglas and his mother live alone in their single end (one-room tenement flat).

This is 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.

Night Song of the Last Tram - A Glasgow Childhood. It brings back many memories but only if you grew up in Glasgow. I would love to be in touch with the author just for a chit-chat. That might not be possible, I suppose.

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.

Comments: (7)

Framokay
This book is brilliant. As an Australian of Scottish descent I was thrilled to read a biography about life in Glasgow through the eyes of a young boy. It reminded me of stories my mother told me about growing up in Scotland. It's informative, easy to read & I enjoyed the wit & humour, I couldn't put it down. So much so that I searched the net for other books by Robert Douglas & bought 'Somewhere to Lay My Head' and 'At Her Majesty's Service'. I would recommend (in fact I already have) this book to anyone looking for a good book to read. I will continue ro read books by this author.
WtePSeLNaGAyko
A disappointment as it did not go into more depth about the return of his father from the war (WWII). I had hoped for more on a shared experience.
Enditaling
This book made me laugh out loud, cry real tears and best of all brought back memories of my very early days in 1950's Glasgow. Within seconds of finishing it I had downloaded the next book - Somewhere to Lay My Head - and have just ordered the third one - At Her Majesty's Pleasure. The books were recommended by my 90 year old father who couldn't stop laughing while describing them to me.
komandante
I left Glasgow over 40 years ago. this book took me back to my childhood. I laughed out loud and i cried for this wee boy. i didnt want it to end. I wll buy all of Robert Douglas books.
Xtreem
This is the first of Robert Douglas's memoirs, which left me wanting more. Fortunately, he wrote two more after this one. Book arrived promptly and in good condition.
godlike
Thoroughly enjoy this book giving a glimpse into what might have been our lifestyle and childhood had my parents not chosen to emigrate. Highly recommended.
Bloodray
Great book. I was laughing so much as it put me in mind of my own childhood growing up in Glasgow Scotland. Then I was crying for the auther at the end. A very good read. Written from his heart.
Being a 'Glasgow" girl myself who has been gone from the city for many years, this wonderful book reminded me of the good souls I knew growing up. It evoked many emotions happy and sad and took me right back to my childhood. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Can't wait for more from this author.
Night Song of the Last Tram - A Glasgow Childhood download epub
Memoirs
Author: Robert Douglas
ISBN: 0340838612
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Memoirs
Language: English
Publisher: Hodder; Reprint edition (May 8, 2006)
Pages: 352 pages