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Glasgow: The Autobiography Paperback – November 7, 2017

3.9 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

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Editorial Reviews


[Alan Taylor] lays bare the city’s glorious contradictions. Glasgow: The Autobiography is his gift to us' 
Kevin McKenna, The National

a book with an enduring quality that you feel you will want to return to again and again ... the ideal book for anyone who lives or works in Glasgow, or has ever been to the city, or who has family roots there'
Undiscovered Scotland

Alan Taylor deserves praise for his nous and nose …and has given it laldy' 
Stewart Conn, The TLS

If you know and love Glasgow, you'll love it. If you don't, you'll love it. It's a fine treasure-house – and even Glaswegians may learn something new from it'
Allan Massie, Scotsman

These collected writings allowed me to dip here and there to uncover one unknown after another about my beloved Glasgow'
Frank McAveety, Leader, Glasgow City Council

About the Author

Alan Taylor has contributed to numerous publications, including The TLS, The New Yorker and The Melbourne Age, and edited four acclaimed anthologies – The Assassin’s Cloak (2000), The Secret Annexe (2004), The Country Diaries (2009) and most recently, Glasgow: The Autobiography (2016).

Product details

  • Item Weight : 10.7 ounces
  • Paperback : 368 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1780274812
  • ISBN-10 : 1780274815
  • Product Dimensions : 5 x 0.9 x 7.75 inches
  • Publisher : Birlinn; Second edition (November 7, 2017)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.9 out of 5 stars 18 ratings