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Staying On Past the Terminus

Robert Douglas

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The second novel from the ever popular authour of Night Song of the Last Tram and Whose Turn for the Stairs

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' if you were brought up in the same close as the Broons and Oor Wullie.

Glasgow's beloved trams still run on the Maryhill Road. But not for long. There will not be a tramcar left in Glasgow by the end of next year. The new tenant, Frank Galloway knows all about this - he's a driver. The other new arrival is Ruby Baxter who impresses no one with her attitude - as Granny Thomson says 'She's no better than she ought to be, that yin!'

Robert Douglas brings his usual blend of laughter and tears to this latest novel and his many fans will not be disappointed.

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Robert Douglas

Robert Douglas retired, aged fifty-five, in 1994. He intended to paint, write short stories and lie about the house watching old films. A one-off article he wrote about six weeks spent with a condemned man in Bristol prison led to him being told 'You should write.'
His first book - the bestselling NIGHT SONG OF THE LAST TRAM - is centred around his Glasgow childhood and became the first book in the popular trilogy detailing his life as a miner, dock worker, doss-house resident, soldier, prison screw - and survivor.
He hasn't painted for years.

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