Author rate:
Page 1 from 1

10 books of Robert Douglas

Glasgow, 1971. The old way of life is under threat for the tight-­knit community in Dalbeattie Street, Maryhill. The shadow of the wrecker's ball looms large over their homes, and they must face the choice of moving to a new estate or dispersing th...

Book rate:
18087 downloads

This is a wonderfully colourful and deeply poignant memoir of growing up in a 'single end' - one room in a Glasgow tenement - during and immediately after the Second World War. Although young Robert Douglas's 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 together is in some ways very sad, it is also filled with humorous and happy memories. "Night Song of The Last Tram" is a superb evocation of childhood and of a Glasgow of trams and tenements that has long since disappeared.

Book rate:
27 downloads

Glasgow 1961. It is ten years since we last visited the close at 18 Dalbeattie Street in Maryhill. The stalwarts are still there...­Ella, Drena, Rhea and 'Granny' Thomson (86). Irma the German war bride speaks fluent Scots nowadays. Well, 'Fluent' ...

Book rate:
27 downloads

This is an utterly charming story about twelve families and their tightly knit street in 1950s Maryhill. Following the end of the war, the close rebuilds its ties and the strong sense of community and friendly neighbourhood bonds are soon back in place. There is young love for Rhea and Robert; a surprising new start for James; a change of direction for George; and all overseen by the matriarch of the street - Granny Thomson. And of course, all buoyed up by a big helping of Scottish humour and strength of spirit. Yet it is all not perfect in their world: the families have to deal with poverty, religious bigotry, racism, heartbreak, lies, violence and death, but the powerful friendships cannot ultimately be broken. In Robert Douglas's first novel, he recreates a time and place particular to Glasgow but to which everyone will relate.

Book rate:
6 downloads

We left Robert a long way from home, a sixteen-­year-­old recruit in the RAF. Now, we follow his escape from the Forces (until National Service a few years later!­), his return to Glasgow and life down the pit. Once more, Robert's fantastic memory for people, places and anecdotes, combined with an ear for individual voices and the brilliant ability to evoke a bygone sense of community, will enchant his readers and sometimes appal them with the brutality of conditions he experienced.

Book rate:
10 downloads
  read online  

hot sexy babes women girls erotic

Book rate:
1 downloads

In the final instalment in his autobiographical trilogy, Robert Douglas takes us through the sixties and into the eighties with his memories of life as a prison officer, and, at the end of his career, as an electricity chargehand driving around the Yorkshire Dales. He tells us of his prison experiences, with anecdotes about many of the most famous criminals in British history -- the Krays, the Richardsons, the Great Train Robbers, Soviet spies and many more. Told in the same endearing and fascinating voice that readers of LAST SONG OF THE NIGHT TRAM and SOMEWHERE TO LAY MY HEAD first fell in love with, this volume continues the story of Robert's remarkable journey of self-­education, introducing us to larger-­than-­life characters on both sides of the bars, and evoking a strong sense of social change as Britain emerged from the post-­War gloom into the bright lights of the Beatles years.

Book rate:
4 downloads
  read online  

These stories are memories of remote and somewhat primitve American Samoa in 1932-­34 and later adulthood memories of submarines, a bungled introduction to President Truman, his dog's midadventures, his father's feats, dancing, unusual uses of English, piano playing, cats as pets, Christmas letters, celestial navigation, and assorted other events in the life of a naval officer, editor, and retiree.

Book rate:
0 downloads

Author: Robert DouglasPublisher: Burgess, Stringer, & Co.­Year published: 1848Book contributor: Harvard UniversityLanguage: English1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

Book rate:
17 downloads
  read online  

hot sexy babes women girls erotic

Book rate:
0 downloads

Comments

No comments yet

Books of Robert Douglas