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somewhere to lay my head,
This review is from: Somewhere To Lay My Head (Paperback)
This is the second book in the trilogy and Robert Douglas's second masterpiece. I read 'Night song of the last tram' by chance from a recommendation. I certainly wouldn't have chosen it myself as mistakenly assumed from the title and cover that the book was all about trams and transport. Not my cup of tea. How wrong can you be! And look what I would have missed.
I was then hooked, following the memoir of his childhood with 'Somewhere to lay my head' - the story when he left Glasgow for Cosford Air Base, and I have just finished 'At Her Majesty's Pleasure.'
Robert Douglas has a simple, beautiful style of writing that makes the reader feel comfortable. I immediately think of the phrase, 'settling down with a good book.' His sense of humour comes through as well, as does his strong sense of injustice. I particularly like the detailed way he writes and learned so much about the workings of ordinary everyday life in the forces, down the coal mine and the dockside. And there's the prison service. Enlightening.
For someone whose early life was blighted by an unkind father, he bears no ill-will. That, I believe, is testament to the way he was loved and cherished by his caring mother.