'Glasgow' opined poet laureate John Betjeman, 'is the finest Victorian city in Britain'. Yet there is much more to Glasgow than its breathtaking Victoriana. Let us peruse the menu: a fine medieval quarter, based around the cathedral; superb Georgian houses in the Merchant City and on Blythswood Hill; art deco delights; the art nouveau masterpieces associated with Charles Rennie Mackintosh; innovative and award-winning twenty-first century designs by a new wave of Scottish architects. Hardly surprising then that Glasgow was named European Capital of Culture for 1990 and UK City of Architecture in 1999. Glorious Glasgow brilliantly captures these architectural delights in 650 stunning full colour photographs, each with its own detailed caption.
Eighteen fascinating true stories from the history of Manchester. In this compelling collection author David Clayton, a Mancunian born and bred, covers famous people, true crime, the city's greatest achievements, tragedies, notable institutions and the music scene. From Pat Phoenix to the tragic Woolworth fire, Bernard Manning to Hitler's Christmas Blitz, Freddie Garrity to the Ship Canal, Robert Donat to Belle Vue and much more besides, the variety is impressive.
A full colour, large format, hardback book, containing 48 classic ‘then and now’ scenes. ‘Then’ photographs drawn from the collections of the most eminent photographers to have worked in Glasgow. Covers the whole city, from the bustling centre to historic Townhead, west end, south side, river Clyde and Merchant City. Sure to delight everyone with an interest in Glasgow.
The third edition of the football classic. Campbell brings the story right up to date for 2012 with compelling new material on Neil Lennon and Aiden McGeady. "Tom Campbell's wonderful book. The author doles out marvellous abuse across the quagmire of Scottish football" The Herald. "Thoroughly impressive" The Absolute Game. "Compelling, immensely readable and surprisingly humorous" Not the View. "A good read" The Celt. "I honestly couldn't stop reading this book" E Tims.
The Amazon Hot Sports book. The inside story of how gangs from across Bolton came together to form the notorious Cuckoo Boys, becoming in the process one of England's most-notorious football-hooligan firms. This is a dark, violent and uncompromising book, but there are also many flashes of humour, along with fascinationg insights into the hooligan culture that has dominated English football for decades.
The Amazon # 1'Hot Sports' book. The incredible truth about the Rangers ICF from one of its leading members. From Glasgow's tough east end to a leading player in Scotland's most-feared football-hooligan gang Chugg tells it all in one of the most compelling books of the year. Read about the battles with Celtic, Hibs, Aberdeen and many other Scottish mobs, as well as the ICF's rampages across Europe. He also reveals the untold story of the Scottish National Firm, which took hooliganism to new heights at home and abroad.
"A brilliant no-holds-barred book" Sunday People . "A great read" Daily Express . One of the most talked about sports autobiographies of 2011, The Good, the Mad and the Ugly charts the turbulent life of Andy Morrrison, a troubled man off the field but an inspirational skipper on it. As featured on Sky Sports, BBC Radio Five Live and Talk Sport "A beautiful, brutal, bombshell of a book" Manchester Evening News "Forthright and compelling" Daily Mail