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For anyone who ever loved their Mammy.,
This review is from: Night Song of the Last Tram: A Glasgow Childhood (Hardcover)
Although I am neither in my sixties, or from Glasgow, I could not help but be totally swept into another time and place whilst reading "Night Song of the Last Tram".
Being Scottish myself I did have some difficulty reading this book without suffering spontaneous outbursts of manic laughter at the use of some of Scotland's more colourful vocabulary, "JesusJohnny!" and "For the love of ****!" having been particular favourites of both my mother and grandmother alike. Do not however be put off by the inherent Scottishness of this book as Douglas's story telling transcends all barriers of language and borders. I am sure we all have our own 'Uncle George' or 'Lottie Johnson'
The chapter "Doctors and Dentists Are Bad For You" had me weeping with laughter so much that I had to read and re-read the pages several times before I could take the words in. Other chapters had me weeping with sadness, such was the young lads sorrow. If it were possible to invent a time machine in book form then this would surely be it.