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Night Song of the Last Tram: A Glasgow Childhood
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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.
A wonderfully colorful and deeply poignant memoir of growing up in a "single end"—one room in a Glasgow tenement—during and immediately after World War II. 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. This memoir is a superb evocation of childhood and of a Glasgow of trams and tenements that has long since disappeared.
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Growing up in Glasgow both during and after the Second World War, Robert Douglas's life was blighted by the cruel - if sporadic - presence of his father, yet blessed by the love of his mother. In this book he recalls his upbringing, along with his memories of a city which has changed in many ways.
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