Night Song Of The Last Tram (book)


This colourful and deeply poignant memoir of growing up in one room in a Glasgow tenement will make you laugh and cry. Although young Robert Douglas' 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 is in some ways very sad, it is also filled with humorous and happy memories. What emerges is a moving picture of an abused childhood spent below the poverty line, evoking a post-war Glasgow which, for all its deprivation, was full of memorable characters and blessed with an unshakeable community spirit. [1]