A collection of 13 interlinked short stories which recreate Glaswegian life. It describes a violent upbringing which translates in early adulthood to brawls at dance halls, the bustle and pomp of an Orange march and a Catholic wedding. Other work by the author includes "The Magic Flute".
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This has become a classic of Glasgow fiction, depicting every aspect of life in the city. Its thirteen interlinked stories vividly evokes the slums and their inhabitants, both the young and old, Catholic and Protestant, the hopeful and the disillusioned.
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002192578
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0002222868I3N00
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services. Book Condition: Acceptable. Used - Acceptable. Ex-library with wear and barcode page may have been removed. Bookseller Inventory # Z1-Q-031-02396
Book Description Collins, London, 1977. Hardcover. First edition. Near fine with light soiling to top page edges in a near fine dustwrapper with light sunning to the back panel. A collection of short stories. The author's first book. Bookseller Inventory # 79878
Book Description Collins, London, 1977. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Collection of short stories. The world of Alan Spence is not a bright one but there is humour in it, and affirmation. Bookseller Inventory # 002851
Book Description Collins, London, 1977. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First. Appears unread, internally unmarked, D/W with sl. edgewear (now protected). Bookseller Inventory # 019340
Book Description Collins, London, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Rear Cover Of Dj Tanning Else Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 006315
Book Description Collins, London, 1977. Hardback. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. First edition, first impression. Hardback. Book is in near fine condition: merest hint of foxing to top page, slightest lean to spine. Dustjacket is in very near fine condition: crease to top corner of front flyleaf. Fitted with protective sleeve. SIGNED by Alan Spence to the title page. *All books securely packaged with bubble wrap and cardboard box*. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 001408