A compelling oral history of life in Glasgow and the second title in our Disappearing Britain series
Piers Dudgeon is the author of many works of non-fiction. He worked for ten years as an editor in London, before starting his own publishing company producing books with authors as diverse as John Fowles, Catherine Cookson, Peter Ackroyd, Daphne du Maurier, Shirley Conran, Ted Hughes and Susan Hill. Subsequently, he left London for Yorkshire and has written books about Catherine Cookson (a no. 1 best-seller), Barbara Taylor Bradford, Josephine Cox, J. M. Barrie and Daphne du Maurier, the lateral thinker Edward de Bono, and the composer Sir John Tavener.
It makes for surprisingly satisfying, if sometimes shocking, reading - The ScotsmanDudgeon has hit on the winning formula of allowing the history of a place to reverberate through the voices of its citizenry - Jenni Frazer, The Jewish ChronicleThere is much of substance in Our Glasgow. It is written clearly and...it has strong individual voices...It is also brisk. This has its attractions as Dudgeon bounds through his topics with energy and...erudition...[T]he old Glasgow appeals, if not as a reality then as an idea drenched in warming nostalgia...One can look back in anger, astonishment or admiration. One can laugh at the troubles and be lifted by the strength of our ancestors - The Herald