No Mean Glasgow
Revelations of a Gorbals Guy
By (author) Colin MacFarlane
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No Mean Glasgow by Colin MacFarlane
Book DescriptionIn his last book, "The Real Gorbals Story", Colin MacFarlane detailed how he witnessed a once great area, home to wonderful characters and grand old buildings, disappear before his eyes. By the time MacFarlane's tenement was knocked down in the early 1970s, he had left school and been rehoused in another part of the city. In an attempt to extricate himself from his Gorbals gang days, he took a job as an apprentice chef at one of Glasgow's top restaurants, where he soon discovered that his colleagues were just as insane as those he had mixed with on the city streets.Meanwhile, MacFarlane struggled to integrate into the more affluent area that his family had been moved to and soon found himself returning to his old haunts and back in trouble again. In "No Mean Glasgow", MacFarlane charts his eventful, fun-packed passage from Gorbals street boy to grown man on the brink of a new beginning. He describes his adventures with a mixture of humour, sadness and delight. It is a book for those people living all over the world who remember the old Glasgow - a city teeming with warmth, passion, patter and characters who could brighten up even the darkest of days.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845964238
(323mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Colin MacFarlane
Hit the Headlines, Paperback (May 2012)
'Hit the Headlines' charts out a series of fun and inspiring, cross-curricular journalism workshops that enhance key skills and confidence in areas such as writing and editing, critical assessment, interviewing and observation, mental flexibility, and much more.
Gorbals Diehards, Paperback (September 2010)
During the 1960s Glasgow boy Colin MacFarlane had his own gang: the Incredible Gorbals Diehards. These were young boys trying to survive in one of the world's toughest areas, the infamous slums of Glasgow. Presenting the adventures of the gang, this title reveals what it was like to grow up on the streets in the Gorbals.
Real Gorbals Story, Paperback (September 2007)» View all books by Colin MacFarlane
Colin MacFarlane was born in Gorbals in the 1950s, 20 years after the publication of "No Mean City", the novel about pre-war life in what was once Glasgow's deprived district. The author witnessed the last days of old Gorbals as street boy as a regeneration programme was implemented. He reveals what it was really like to live in old Gorbals.
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Author Biography - Colin MacFarlane
Colin MacFarlane has written for a number of national newspapers, including Scotland on Sunday, the Sunday Times and The Sun.
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