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  • Published: 14 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781780573380
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256
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Great Glasgow Stories



Few cities in the world abound with so many extraordinary stories as Glasgow. The city has been the silent witness to some of the most significant events of the past century, from major triumphs to cataclysmic calamities, and the best of these anecdotes are compiled here to form this unique collection.

Amongst the notable events revisited are the launching of the Queen Mary, which captivated the city's inhabitants in 1934, the victorious 16-month work-in campaign by the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders in the early 1970s, the Ibrox disaster of 1971 and the plague that gripped the Gorbals in 1900.

Some of Glasgow's most successful people are also covered, including Clydeside revolutionary John Maclean, founder of the Barras Maggie McIver and the inimitable Billy Connolly, whose humour and colourful personality are synonymous with the city.

From the Battle of George Square to the bravery of the Glasgow people during the Blitz, Great Glasgow Stories provides an all-encompassing view of the city throughout the eras.

  • Published: 14 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781780573380
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256
Categories:

About the author

John Burrowes

John Burrowes is a journalist and the author of several books, including Great Glasgow Stories, Great Glasgow Stories II, Glasgow: Tales of the City and Irish. It was his research for Benny that gave him the inspiration for his Jamesie's People trilogy, which detailed life in the Gorbals from the 1930s to the '70s.

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Praise for Great Glasgow Stories

A collection so thick with West of Scotland pride and charm, it is a disservice to describe it in any other way than Pure Dead Brilliant

Daily Record

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