Description - No Mean Glasgow by Colin Macfarlane
In his last book, The Real Gorbals Story, Colin Macfarlane detailed how he witnessed a once great area inhabited by wonderful characters and buildings disappear before his very own eyes. By the time Macfarlane s Gorbals slum was knocked down in the early 1970s, it was time for him to leave the roughest school in Glasgow and move to a new home in another part of the city. He also had to find an occupation. In an attempt to extradite himself from his Gorbals gang days, he took a job as an apprentice chef at one of Glasgow s top restaurants, but soon discovered that his co-workers were just as insane as those he had mixed with on the rough Gorbals streets. Meanwhile, Macfarlane struggled to integrate smoothly into an area that was considered to be affluent and soon found himself on the run in London with some of the most notorious men in Scotland. In No Mean Glasgow, Macfarlane charts his eventful, fun-packed passage from Gorbals street boy to grown man. 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 Old Glasgow a city teeming with warmth, passion, patter and characters who could bri
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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.