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Glasgow: Tales of the City


Glasgow: Tales of the City

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    Available in PDF Format | Glasgow: Tales of the City.pdf | English
    John Burrowes(Author)
Not only has Glasgow produced some incredible personalities, it has also been witness to some of the greatest happenings of our times. These outstanding people and epoch-making events are featured in Glasgow: Tales of the City.

As a result of painstaking research, some startling new facts have emerged about the life and times of some of the city's most interesting characters. The many individuals documented in this book include the world's greatest pilot, whose many flying feats are still held in great awe today and unlikely ever to be repeated. He was hailed as a hero in America, they gave a him a ticker-tape reception in New York and Hollywood begged him to be a star.

More recently, Glasgow was popularised by a TV programme about the city's tough police officer Taggart. The role of the Glasgow detective made Mark McManus one of Scotland's first international TV stars, and Mark's own life story makes equally compelling reading.

Before Billy Connolly, Glasgow's greatest-ever comedian was Lex McLean. He smashed all the box-office records in a Glasgow theatre and became a legend in his own lifetime. His story has never before been told in such detail.

This is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating studies of Scotland's largest city ever published.

John Burrowes is a journalist and the author of several books, including "Benny and Irish," "Great GlasgowCharacters," and "Great Glasgow Stories.""

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  • PDF | 256 pages
  • John Burrowes(Author)
  • Mainstream Publishing (3 Jun. 2010)
  • English
  • 5
  • Biography
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  • By Mr. Richard E. E. Allen on 1 July 2013

    I purchased 'Glasgow: Tales of the City; 'Great Glasgow Characters' and 'Great Glasgow Stories' as a surprise gift for my wife who was born and brought up in this great city. She has not been able to put them down as they brought back so many memories for her whilst also giving her many, " Well I didn't know that." moments. She obviously thoroughly enjoyed all three books and would recommend them to all Glaswegians whether still living in the city or elsewhere.Just for the record we were married in St John's Church, Sauchiehall Street, now the site of the Concert Hall, In August 1962. An Englishman, I served part of my marine engineer apprenticeship at Yarrow Shipbuilders in 1958/59 and have many happy memories of my time there with a great bunch of people.

  • By PAOLO FAN CLUB on 17 November 2016

    Good read brought back many memories of auld also Colin MacFarlane's BRILLIANT trilogy The Real Gorbals Story, No Mean Glasgow and Gorbals Diehards...lovely stuff!

  • By Astrid Illner on 12 June 2017

    Read this book once, and thought it was very well written and interesting to read.

  • By Tarvie on 7 January 2016

    Although Glasgow books abound, this one was in the top tier of tales of the city. No Mean City still has no true rivals but this book certainly comes close.

  • By Thomas E. Davison on 14 August 2015

    The author has produced a book with much to capture the interest of readers. We are introduced to people who were those who had genuinely

  • By cat on 11 May 2015

    Good book . I can only say for my dad as I got it for him for his Christmas . He enjoyed the book .

  • By Mrs. C. Buchanan on 22 November 2016

    Bought as a present for uncle who was very pleased - excellent delivery

  • By K. Marshall on 16 May 2016

    Well written book. A good read.

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