A Glasgow Mosaic

Cultural Icons of the City

By Ian R. Mitchell

Format: Paperback

Illustrated with historical and modern black and white photographs, Mitchell takes the reader off the unbeaten track for urban walks around Glasgow's rich history.

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Luath Press Ltd

Luath Press takes its name from Robert Burns, whose little collie Luath (Gael., swift or nimble) tripped up Jean Armour at a wedding and gave him the chance to speak to the woman who was to be his wife and the abiding love of his life. Burns called one of ' The Twa Dogs' Luath after Cuchullin's hunting dog in Ossian's Fingal. Luath Press was established in 1981 in the heart of Burns country, and is now based a few steps up the road from Burns' first lodgings on Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

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Ian R. Mitchell was born in Aberdeen, spending his first 25 years in Torry and Kincorth. He graduated in History from Aberdeen University in 1973, after a couple of drop-out years working as a paper mill labourer and engineering machinist, and subsequently moved to Glasgow. Ian taught History at Clydebank College for over twenty years and whilst there wrote a standard textbook on Bismarck and the Development of Germany. He has written several books on mountaineering including Mountain Days and Bothy Nights (1987), and A View from the Ridge (both co-written with Dave Brown), which won the Boardman-Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature in 1991. More recently he has developed an interest in urban heritage and walking, which led to This City Now: Glasgow and its Working Class Past (2005), and its follow up, Clydeside: Red, Orange and Green (2009).

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Format Paperback
Imprint Luath Press Ltd
Publication Date 19 Nov 2013
ISBN 9781908373663
Number of Pages 192

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