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History, Local History
Publication Date
18 October 2007
Paperback (also available as an eBook)
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Birlinn Limited
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Lost Glasgow

by Carol Foreman - Find out more about the author


eBook also available from the iBookstore

‘Carol Foreman conjures a personal and compelling vision, full of character, detail and anecdote, of a city in which she so obviously believes. It is a belief every Glaswegian should share’ Daily Mail
In this informative and beautifully illustrated book, Carol Foreman traces Glasgow’s history primarily through buildings which have been demolished, but which played a central part in the city’s story at one time or another. Beginning with the Medieval age, the book is comprised of four parts spanning more than eight centuries: the Medieval town; from Reformation to the Act of Union; the Merchant City, and finally the Victorian Age. Lost Glasgow provides a fascinating picture of how the city evolved and how major events throughout the centuries affected its trade, people and environment. Churches, banks and theatres as well as domestic buildings all feature in this illuminating journey through Glasgow’s rich architectural past.
Carol Foreman’s picture research has been meticulous and she has crammed in almost 150 maps, drawings, engravings, watercolours and photographs documenting the lost structures.

The hardback edition of the book sold out in one month. This is its first paperback edition.
Carol Foreman is the author of Glasgow Curiosities, Hidden Glasgow, Glasgow Street Names, Made in Scotland and Glasgow from the Air. She is a noted local historian and lives and works in Glasgow.

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