December 2016 Academic & Specialist Birlinn

Glasgow: The Autobiography edited by Alan Taylor

Glasgow: The Autobiography
edited by Alan Taylor

Hardback | Dec 2016 | Birlinn | 9781780273532 | 320pp | 234x156mm | RFB | AUD$40.99, NZD$47.99

Introduced by journalist and Glasgowphile Alan Taylor, the book includes extracts from an astonishing array of writers. Some, such as William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Dirk Bogarde and Evelyn Waugh, were visitors and left their vivid impressions as they passed through on. Many others were born and bred Glaswegians who knew the city and its inhabitants - and its secrets - intimately. They come from every walk of life and, in addition to professional writers, include anthropologists and scientists, artists and murderers, housewives and hacks, footballers and comedians, politicians and entrepreneurs, immigrants and locals.