Glasgow

Author: Alan Taylor
Editor: Birlinn Ltd
ISBN: 0857909185
Size: 18,33 MB
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This anthology tells the story of the fabled, former Second City of the British Empire from its origins as a bucolic village on the rivers Kelvin and Clyde, through the tumult of the Industrial Revolution to the dawn of the third millennium. Arranged chronologically and introduced by journalist and Glasgowphile Alan Taylor, the book includes extracts from an astonishing array of contributors. Some, such as Daniel Defoe, Dr Johnson, Dorothy Wordsworth, Evelyn Waugh and Bill Bryson passed like ships in the night. Many others, among them Neil Munro, Alasdair Gray, Liz Lochhead and R.D. Laing, are bred-in-the-bone Glaswegians who know the city and its denizens as only natives can. The contributors come from every walk of life. As well as professional writers, there are artists and murderers, hacks and housewives, surgeons and scientists, footballers and comedians, immigrants and locals. Together they present a varied and vivid portrait of one of the world's great cities in all its grime and glory – a place which is at once infuriating, inspiring, raucous, humourful but never, ever dull.

The Woman Within

Author: Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow
Editor: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813915630
Size: 17,55 MB
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The haunting and carefully crafted autobiography by the major novelist Ellen Glasgow, Pulitzer-Prizewinning author of The Sheltered Life, Barren Ground, and Vein of Iron.

The Autobiography Of Elizabeth Storie

Author: Elizabeth Storie
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Size: 17,93 MB
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The Dissenting World An Autobiography

Author: Brewin Grant
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Size: 15,32 MB
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Autobiography Of The Late Robert Reid Senex

Author: Robert Reid
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Size: 14,32 MB
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Autobiography Of The Late Robert Reid Senex With A Selection Of His Apapers On The Antiquities Of Old Glasgow

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The Autobiography Of E S

Author: Elizabeth STORIE
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Size: 11,89 MB
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Leaves From My Autobiography

Author: Charles Rogers
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Size: 11,43 MB
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Pages From The Autobiography Of Ellen Glasgow

Author: Ellen Glasgow
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Size: 13,62 MB
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Scotland The Autobiography

Author: Rosemary Goring
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014191064X
Size: 18,11 MB
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Now in a revised edition with extra material and a new introduction for 2014. 'In a year which will see the Scots vote on independence, this book is a timely reminder of their country's fascinating past' Independent 'History caught on the hoof and the wing by those who were actually there - a brilliant selection' Andrew Marr A vivid, wide-ranging and engrossing account of Scotland's history, composed of eye-witness accounts by those who experienced it first-hand. Contributors range from Tacitus, Mary Queen of Scots and Oliver Cromwell to Adam Smith, David Livingstone and Billy Connolly. These include key historic moments - ranging from Bannockburn and Flodden to the SNP parliamentary victory in 2007 - along with a vast array of wonderfully readable insights into the everyday life of Scotland through the millennia. This is living, accesible history told by crofters, criminals, servants, house-wives, poets, journalists, nurses, politicians, novelists, prisoners, comedians, sportsmen and many more. 'An unqualified triumph, superb, a real page-turner . . . what a stirring, dramatic, poignant story it has been' Alexander McCall Smith, Spectator 'Fascinating and very valuable. Goring gives us vivid snapshots of Scottish life and history from Neolithic times . . . should find a place in every Scottish home' Allan Massie, Scotsman Rosemary Goring took a degree in Economics and Social History at St Andrews University. She started her career in publishing in the role of in-house editor for Chambers Biographical Dictionary and has since edited and written for many reference books, among them the Larousse Dictionaries of Writers and Literary Characters. She was Literary Editor of Scotland on Sunday for several years before becoming Literary Editor of the Herald.