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Ralph Glasser Omnibus: 'Growing Up in the Gorbals'&hellip by Ralph Glasser
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I have just read this book and frankly would love to read more from Mr. Glasser, but sadly he is dead and the majority of his books are out of print. There seems to be a enormous cavern between the views of the two previous reviewers. I can only say that the book is excellent just for the social and economic history displayed in its pages. The author was an intellectual, so I think can be forgiven for using words containig several syllables (good excuse for renewing your acquaintance with the dictonary!). The journey of a Jewish boy whose parents moved from persecution in Eastern Europe to England and on to Glasgow, but who through sheer hard work gained an education for himself… Read more
Whose Turn for the Stairs? by Robert Douglas
Whose Turn for the Stairs? by Robert Douglas
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
I am someone who tends to go off on tangents when it comes to books, and the tangent I am on at the moment is Glasgow. Music wise Glasgow has given me the incomparable Paul Buchanan (the Blue Nile) and Craig Armstrong and I am now finding that the many talents of the 'Weedjie's' also includes some excellent writers. I started out by reading 'No Mean City' which despite the time lapse since it was written is still a very enjoyable book today - although it took me a while to work out the Glasgow slang for Style - Paraffin Oil! I enjoyed it so much that I started to look for other books about Glasgow to read and came across 'The Night Song of the Last Tram'. Loved it and immediately ordered… Read more

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