By (author) Carol Foreman
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Hidden Glasgow by Carol Foreman
Book DescriptionDefining what is hidden in a city is not easy. In some cases, buildings are not open to public view, well off the beaten track, or are simply forgotten amidst the rapidly changing environment of a fast growing city. In other cases, we are looking at the building the wrong way and only seeing one aspect of its past life, and in others we are looking at them from the wrong perspective. A darker side hides things that a city would rather forget.From the golden merchant ship on top of the Merchant's House, through the abandoned Britannia Panopticon Music Hall on Argyle Street, from the schoolroom in the attic of Trades House to the Lock Hospital for 'dangerous women', Carol Foreman takes us through the Glasgow we walk through every day and makes us see it with a different eye. From the top of the Tolbooth steeple to the many tunnels and preserved buildings under the ground, she reveals the essence of a great city in all its dimensions and brings to life a Glasgow both hidden and forgotten.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780859765459
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Imprint: John Donald Publishers Ltd
Publisher: John Donald Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Carol Foreman
Batsford's Glasgow Then and Now, Hardback (July 2013)
An archive tour of Scotland's thriving city,showing tremendous change over 150 years. Each archive photo is matched with the viewpoint as it looks today. It includes the Cathedral and Necropolis, Provand's Lordship, the Tontine Building, Saltmarket, City Chambers, Royal Exchange, St Enoch Hotel, Jamaica Bridge, Doulton Fountain and many more
Glasgow Shops, Paperback (September 2010)
A delightful selection of vintage photographs show how people shopped in times gone by and what they were able to buy. This is a fascinating collection that charts the changing face of Glasgow over the years, each photograph brought to life by one of the foremost experts of the local history and culture.
Made in Scotland, Paperback (November 2004)
'Made in Scotland' features the stories behind 36 household names that originated in Scotland. The initial success of these products depended not on plentiful funds, but on the traditional Scottish virtues of hard work, perseverance, integrity, courage and initiative.
Lost Glasgow, Paperback (May 2003)» View all books by Carol Foreman
Traces Glasgow's history primarily through buildings which played a central part in the city's story at one time or another. Beginning with the Medieval age, the book contains four parts spanning more than eight centuries: the Medieval town; from Reformation to the Act of Union; the Merchant City, and the Victorian Age.
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Author Biography - Carol Foreman
CAROL FOREMAN is the author of numerous books on Glasgow, including Glasgow Curiosities, Glasgow Street Names, Lost Glasgow, Made in Scotland and Glasgow from the Air. She is a noted local historian and lives and works in Glasgow.
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