Somewhere to Lay My Head

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Hodder General Publishing Division, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 369 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Seumas Gallacher - Goodreads

splendid continuation from the early life in Glasgow's slum lands.. time for the teenager to get out and flap his wings a bit,... the forces were a natural magnet for this lad,, Read full review

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User Review  - Bernie Mcquillan - Goodreads

this is the follow on from his 1st edition, night song of the last tram. i enjoyed the humor and how he learns 2 adapt 2 life after the tragedy of his mother dying at such a young age. his time ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Now retired, Robert Douglas worked as a prison officer and an electricity chargehand. Although he has lived in Northumberland for many years, he says you can take the boy out of Glasgow, but you'll never take Glasgow out of the boy.

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