BOOK REVIEW: A Boy From Glasgow Street

BOOK REVIEW: A Boy From Glasgow Street

BOOK REVIEW: A Boy From Glasgow Street

First published in Opinion

A BOY FROM GLASGOW STREET by Norman Pascoe, £9.95

FORMER Morecambe Bay fisherman Norman Pascoe sails a nostalgic voyage back to his childhood in the ‘tough’ shipbuilding town of Barrow-in-Furness.

The Glasgow Street of the title is where Norman was born in 1950 and where he and his six surviving siblings grew up with a sense of humour as well as a sense of belonging.

Times were hard as they were in lots of similar working class towns and here such difficulties are evocatively recalled in the Pascoe family’s story.

Examples include the cockroaches that roamed the house at night and which ‘crunched’ underfoot if you stepped on them. Mice, too, infested the Pascoe house and it was probably as well that Norman’s mother had a particular fondness for cats.

Norman later worked as a fisherman and a skipper on a survey and pilot vessel before taking up photography.

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