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Great Glasgow Characters John Burrowes

Great Glasgow Characters

John Burrowes

Published September 30th 2011
ISBN : 9781780573410
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256 pages
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There are few cities in the world to rival Glasgow and the extraordinary happenings that have occurred there, and in this engrossing sequel to Great Glasgow Stories, more of the finest of these are recounted.From the story of the biggest youthMoreThere are few cities in the world to rival Glasgow and the extraordinary happenings that have occurred there, and in this engrossing sequel to Great Glasgow Stories, more of the finest of these are recounted.From the story of the biggest youth movement the world has ever known to the life and crimes of Scotlands most colourful criminal, Johnny Ramensky, whom even the police dubbed Gentle Johnny, a vivid picture of the citys eventful history emerges.Elsewhere, the hilarious scenes that greeted the most sensational visitor Glasgow ever had - Hitlers deputy, Rudolf Hess - are recounted, and the shocking case of one of BBC radio dramas best-known personalities, who was found brutally murdered in his flat in Govan, is explored.Read, too, about doomed pugilist Jackie Peterson, dubbed the second Benny Lynch, and about the accidental death in 1931 of Celtics Prince of Goalkeepers, John Thomson, which shocked the city and remains the saddest event in the clubs history.These are just some of the highlights to be found in this compelling collection of stories about the great city of Glasgow and its myriad entertaining characters.