Seven year old Ailsa Dunn's Ma is prettier than all the other mothers and her Da is the most handsome man in the world but when alcohol intrudes unpredictability reigns and when the man with the briefcase comes to call she senses the family is in trouble.
Maureen Beattie reads Alison Gangel's vibrant memoir set in the Glasgow of the late 1960s.
Producer: Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.
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