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Growing Up In The Gorbals Ralph Glasser

Growing Up In The Gorbals

Ralph Glasser

Published August 7th 1987
ISBN : 9780330300100
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Born to Jewish immigrant parents living in the notorious Gorbals of Glasgow, Ralph Glasser vividly recounts his hardships and childhood troubles. His story is poignantly and intelligently told, avoiding the temptations of bitterness and nostalgia,MoreBorn to Jewish immigrant parents living in the notorious Gorbals of Glasgow, Ralph Glasser vividly recounts his hardships and childhood troubles. His story is poignantly and intelligently told, avoiding the temptations of bitterness and nostalgia, and reveals an evocative and deeply powerful portrait of life in the Gorbals. Moving from his early years, through a brief education and time working in a barbers shop and a clothes factory, Glassers tragic tale ends in triumph with his acceptance into Oxford - a lasting testimony to the dedication and commitment of a very talented man.