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The Little Book of Glasgow

By (author) Geoff Holder
Genres: Local history
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Oct 2011
Dimensions: w 126mm h 194mm d 3mm
Weight: 315g
ISBN-10: 0752460048
ISBN-13: 9780752460048
Barcode No: 9780752460048
Synopsis
The Little Book of Glasgow is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here we find out about the most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts. Geoff Holder's new book gathers together a myriad of data on Glasgow. There are lots of factual chapters but also plenty of frivolous details which will amuse and surprise. A reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped in to time and time again to reveal something you never knew. Discover why two archbishops had a fight on the steps of the cathedral, find directions to an Egyptian pharaoh and a Native American chief, and learn where you can find half-a-dozen Tardises. A remarkably engaging little book, this is essential reading for visitors and locals alike.

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