Last Dance at the Wrecker's Ball

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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 wrecking 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 humor and strength of spirit that have carried them through other tough times. Douglas' vivid portrait of 1970s Glasgow recreates, in glorious detail, a particular time and place, but at its heart are the universal themes of love, friendship, and community.


Robert Douglas is the author of Night Song of the Last Tram.