Avril Dalziel Saunders Chasin' that Carrot 242 pages.
It is 1969, James and Linda Alexander start married life with everything against them, she is pregnant, money is tight and they rent a pokey wee room and kitchen in Glasgow's east-end with an outside toilet in the close which they share with two other families. The hardships and humour of ordinary folk living in Glasgow during this era come into their own in this book.
Things are difficult, work is scant in Glasgow and James and Linda have a toddler son with another one on the way, they decide to take the plunge and move down south to "Chase that Carrot" but it isn't an easy ride.
"Chasing that Carrot" sees characters move to the Woking/New Haw area. Familiar places in Addlestone and West Byfleet are mentioned along with St. Peter's Hospital. The family finally finish up settling in Kingston upon Thames. The story brings to attention the challenges that faced families with young children when they decided to up their roots for a better life.
The hardships and humour of Glasgow folk in this era come to their own in this book. 'Chasin that Carrot' is a sequel to 'What's For Ye Won't Go By Ye' ISBN 1-84667-013-6