Our Glasgow: Memories of Life in Disappearing Britain (Paperback)Piers Dudgeon (author)
This oral history of Glasgow spans most of the last century - a time of economic downturn and eventual renewal, in which the many communities making up the city experienced upheavals that tore some apart and brought others closer together. It tells of the beating heart of no mean city in the words of the people who made it what it is. Piers Dudgeon has listened to dozens of people who remember the city as it was, and who have lived through its many changes. They talk of childhood and education, of work and entertainment, of family, community values, health, politics, religion and music. Their stories will make you laugh and cry. It is people's own memories that make history real and this engrossing book captures them vividly.
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 26 mm
'Dudgeon has hit on the winning formula of allowing the history of a place to reverberate through the voices of its citizenry' * Jenni Frazer, The Jewish Chronicle *
'There is much of substance in Our Glasgow. It is written clearly and...it has strong individual voices...It is also brisk. This has its attractions as Dudgeon bounds through his topics with energy and...erudition...[T]he old Glasgow appeals, if not as a reality then as an idea drenched in warming nostalgia...One can look back in anger, astonishment or admiration. One can laugh at the troubles and be lifted by the strength of our ancestors' * The Herald *
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