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> Night Song Of The Last Tram, Harry Forshaw
Heather
post 10th Jul 2007, 11:17am
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I read, ' Night song of the last Tram', and did not like it.
No offence meant to all you from Maryhill. laugh.gif


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post 10th Jul 2007, 11:41pm
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sorry you did not like it Heather ,but I still did enjoy it myself biggrin.gif


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post 11th Jul 2007, 09:46am
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I really enjoyed Night Song Of The Last tram.
I will try and get the follow up.
I sent it to my cousin in Lanark, and he said it reminded him of growing up in Glasgow.

His mum sounded a lovely lady didn't she, poor boy
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post 7th Aug 2007, 04:35am
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Hello
I just finished reading it also last Week,
I agree His Mum did sound like a real genuine good hearted person,
I did enjoy it,
But thought it was Sad ending,

I would like to read the Sequel,
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post 21st Dec 2007, 07:11pm
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I know that I said I would read it on holiday in Egypt but I didn't.... but, I did finish Somewhere to Rest my Head last night and although it's not normally the type of book I read I'd just like to say it was a good read by a good storyteller. As far as I can see Mr Douglas has lead a normal life with ups and downs but it's the way he keeps you hooked with his honest report and his level headed humour throughout his trials that keeps you reading.
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post 13th Feb 2008, 10:05am
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Robert Douglas's first book was terrific, more so for my two sisters and myself as we grew up about 100 yards away from 14 Doncaster Street - at 43 Hinshaw Street. The teachers he named at Springbank and North Kelvinside Sec. School were all known to us, as were shopkeepers, streets, parks, neighbours, Blythswood Cinema, etc. etc. I wrote to Robert to congratulate him and he very kindly sent me several photos taken in the back courts.

We lived in similar accommodation but we had a room and kitchen, whereas Robert's family were in a single end. Mind you, we had 9 living in our "house". My dad, mam and us three girls lived in the kitchen and my dad's parents and two sisters lived in the "room". In the fifties, my granny, auntie and my mother all passed away, then my granda and other auntie moved elsewhere, so by the time we were re-housed to Cadder, there was only dad, my two sisters and I left.

Robert's book is a real treasure and I have just read it for the third time! Now on to "Somewhere to Lay my Head" for the second time. He also has a third book but I have not yet read it but am sure it will also be a cracker. Keep it up, Robert.


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post 13th Feb 2008, 11:52am
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Been trying to find the book "Night Song Of The Last Tram " no luck here though sad.gif
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post 13th Feb 2008, 12:03pm
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Try the Library G>L> that is where I got both of his Books, but they had to order them for me
Seguel was good but not as good as the first one, but a enjoyable read,
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post 13th Feb 2008, 06:51pm
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laugh.gif Thanks annie laurie, I have been to the library to look for it ,there was no information on this book whatsoever>>>but I wont give up , and I'll find it one of these days annie wink.gif
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post 13th Feb 2008, 07:23pm
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have read all three of his books now.

the second I liked just as much as the first..the third I did not fancy at all..
to each his own though

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post 13th Feb 2008, 07:30pm
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QUOTE (glasgow lass @ 13th Feb 2008, 11:59 AM) *
Been trying to find the book "Night Song Of The Last Tram " no luck here though sad.gif


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Night-Song-Last-Tr...d/dp/0340838604

this might help
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post 13th Feb 2008, 07:35pm
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my friend and I attended a book signing ... couple years ago..and when I heard that his last book would be about prison life... that put me off right away..but I thought would give it a chance.. but quite frankly just didnt read about most of the prison stuff.. skimmed through it..perhaps it would appeal more to men
also feel that if this last one had been his first one he would not have been offered that contract

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post 14th Feb 2008, 01:26am
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laugh.gif Hi Dolkin,,, thanks to you also for the info I'll give that a try. Lass
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post 14th Feb 2008, 06:31pm
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your welcome there is also a book called the first godfather on the life and times of walter norburn based in maryhill i enjoyed it and some of his old haunts before my time but knew most places in maryhill he writes about
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post 15th Feb 2008, 12:12pm
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I just wanted to let you all know that I have found the book " Night Song Of The Last Tram " this goes to show that we should never give up>>>>a am amazing! tongue.gif laugh.gif
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