A 1950s working-class boyhood in Glasgow,
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This is a memoir both of boyhood (the author wisely stops at the threshold of adolescence, which is a quite different world), and of a boyhood at a specific time and place: the 1950s in the working-class city-centre of Glasgow. It is both unpretentious and precise - an excellent pair of qualities - and further enhanced by the author's strip-cartoons. The lost worlds that it evokes, of the simplicities both of childhood and of that time before the Sixties hit us, are beautifully, even poignantly, re-created.