Glasgow: The Autobiography by Alan Taylor

By Alan Taylor

This anthology tells the tale of the fabled, former moment urban of the British Empire from its origins as a bucolic village at the rivers Kelvin and Clyde, in the course of the tumult of the commercial Revolution to the sunrise of the 3rd millennium.

Arranged chronologically and brought by way of journalist and Glasgowphile Alan Taylor, the ebook comprises extracts from an surprising array of participants. a few, corresponding to Daniel Defoe, Dr Johnson, Dorothy Wordsworth, Evelyn Waugh and invoice Bryson handed like ships within the evening. Many others, between them Neil Munro, Alasdair grey, Liz Lochhead and R.D. Laing, are bred-in-the-bone Glaswegians who comprehend the town and its denizens as in simple terms natives can.

The participants come from each stroll of existence. in addition to expert writers, there are artists and murderers, hacks and housewives, surgeons and scientists, footballers and comedians, immigrants and locals. jointly they current a various and vibrant portrait of 1 of the world's nice towns in all its dust and glory – a spot that's right away infuriating, inspiring, raucous, humourful yet by no means, ever dull.

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