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World Film Locations: Glasgow

by Nicola Balkind (editor).

An ideal guide for both movie buffs and those who want to see Glasgow in a new light, World Film Locations: Glasgow presents 38 films shot in Glasgow from 1973 to 2011 with a short commentary on how the location was used, a present-day photo of the location and a page of film stills showing the location in the film. Additional essays cover a variety of topics including Glasgow's picture houses, the evolution of Scots comedy and the role of the city as inspiration for filmmakers, big and small.

Glimpses of Times Past: Leith

by Tom Wright.

For hundreds of years Leith has been a vibrant and thriving area with a very distinct social and cultural identity. Tom Wright opens the door to Leith's past by exploring its rich heritage through a comprehensive collection of black and white photographs taken from the 19th to early 20th centuries. Each photograph is accompanied by a detailed description that brings Leith's story to life, while many charming anecdotal facts add to the overall picture. Old maps of the area accompany the photos, providing a fascinating visual chronicle of a lost cityscape.


Full reviews of these books are available in the Spring 2015 issue of Scottish Life.

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