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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 throughout the city. But powerful friendships refuse to be broken. These characters have gone through too much together to be destroyed by some measly planning scheme. They'll face this with the same inimitable Scottish humour and strength of spirit that have carried them through other tough times. Douglas' vivid portrait of Seventies Glasgow recreates, in glorious detail, a particular time and place, but at its heart are the universal themes of love, friendship and community.

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Last Dance at the Wrecker's Ball
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Last dance of the wreckers ball
May 2nd, 2013
Fantastic read.I have now read all the books highly recomended
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April 8th, 2013
Having been brought up in the Glasgow tenements, Robert Douglas has brought so many memories, I have laughed at the quick wit of the Glasgow people, most of all I have cried with them. I have now introduced my children to these books, and to them it's just how their Mum and Dad talks. Thank you Robert Douglas, we are an ocean away from Scotland.
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