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The “wean” was an affectionate term for the youngest child in a family. Here Alison Hutchison recalls her childhood growing up with two older brothers in “The Gorbals”, an area of Glasgow, Scotland, that has been described as “the worst slums in Europe”. Although life is not easy and material comfort is scarce, even the roughest dwelling is scrubbed until it shines, and a trip to the seaside for some fresh air is never far away (even if it means swimming in the North Sea in a hand-knitted bathing suit!). And if you're lucky, perhaps you will have some "she-butter" (reserved only for females) with your toast this evening, and tomorrow at school your tormenting brother will suddenly become your hero.
"Through the Eyes of The Wean is a fascinating and funny book that will touch your heart, and keep you reading until the very last page." (from the back cover).
Author Alison Hutchison emigrated to Canada as a young adult in the 1960’s, married, and had two children. She lives in Manitoba. This is her first book.