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Guide book cover of '111 Places in Glasgow That You Shouldn't Miss', with Coat of arms of Glasgow. Published by Emons Verlag.

111 Places in Glasgow That You Shouldn't Miss

By (author) Tom Shields
Photographs by Gillian Tait

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  • The ultimate insider's guide to Glasgow
  • Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides
  • Part of the international 111 Places series with over 650 titles and 3.8 million copies in print worldwide
  • Appeals to both the local market (almost 600,000 people call Glasgow home) and the tourist market (more than 2 million people visit Glasgow every year!)
  • Fully illustrated with 111 full-page colour photographs
  • Revised and updated edition
Full Description

Glasgow was once known as the Second City of the British Empire – the powerhouse of the industrial revolution, a great port and merchant city whose architectural and cultural magnificence hid a darker side of urban poverty and squalor. Today the heavy industry is long gone, and 21st-century Glasgow is comfortable in its role as a smaller, cleaner, greener city, a vibrant and stylish centre for the arts and learning, now even more friendly and culturally diverse. With a wealth of insider’s local knowledge and engaging anecdotes, 111 Places in Glasgow That You Shouldn’t Miss will guide you round a huge variety of intriguing sights, unique venues and surprising corners of this great city, helping you understand how the people made Glasgow and how Glasgow made its people.

About the Author

Tom Shields was born in Glasgow and has never left, apart from frequent sojourns to Barcelona. He studied at Strathclyde University on and off (more off than on) and after 32 years finally graduated with a hybrid BA degree in engineering, mathematics, Spanish, Latin American studies, Catalan, and wine-tasting. He received an honorary doctorate from Strathclyde, officially for services to Glasgow humour but more likely for his efforts to keep the university's bars and restaurants busy. He fell into journalism at an early age and spent more than 40 years at the Glasgow Herald and Sunday Herald, much of the time writing Diary columns. His five Diary collection books are still popular, mainly in charity shops.


Gillian Tait was born in Edinburgh and grew up in other parts of Scotland. She studied art history and painting conservation at the universities of Edinburgh and London respectively, and worked in the museum sector for many years before reinventing herself as a researcher, editor, writer and photographer. She is the author and photographer of

111 Places in Edinburgh That You Shouldn’t Miss and 111 Places in Fife That You Shouldn’t Miss, and also contributed to 111 Places in Glasgow That You Shouldn’t Miss as photographer and editor. She lives in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. 

Specifications
Publisher
Emons Verlag
ISBN
9783740822378
Published
15th Mar 2024
Binding
Paperback / softback
Territory
World excluding Germany and Austria
Size
205 mm x 135 mm
Pages
240 Pages
Illustrations
111 color
Name of series
111 Places
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