Aberdeen: Beyond the Granite

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Ian R Mitchell recognises his hometown is an often underloved place, but in Aberdeen: Beyond the Granite he sets out an overwhelming case as to why this sentiment is thoroughly undeserved. An Aberdonian born and bred, Mitchell has lived in Glasgow for almost four decades. Returning to his roots, he delves into Aberdeen's rich and often unseen history and culture from an exile's perspective, revealing a proudly unique city, home to the world's oldest surviving company, the UK's oldest newspaper, and perhaps Britain's oldest Italian restaurant!

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Originally from Aberdeen, Ian Mitchell has lived in Glasgow for the past thirty years. Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature for A View from the Ridge, historian Ian R. Mitchell gave up teaching to write full time. Ian's background in historical research, coupled with indepth personal experience of East Berlin in the 1980s, allows him to create an authentic historical novel. His previous exercise in historical fiction, Mountain Outlaw, was described by the renowned historian E J Hobsbawm as 'fascinating...a fine piece of work...more support for my ideas on social banditry.'

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So is Ian Mitchell's psychogeographical, intermittently autobiographical, seven-fold daunder beyond and behind the silver city's glitz and glitter a worthy addition to the swelling, shelf-sagging stack of books about Aberdeen? I think it is. - NORTHWORDS NOW, SPRING 2011 So as an Aberdonian in exile, Ian R Mitchell is impeccably placed to pen this honest and thoughtful tribute to the places and people that gave the granite city its unique character, combining the knowledge and understanding of a native with the clear-eyed inquisitiveness of a newcomer... Mitchell has honoured the spirit of [Aberdeen's] fine, hard-working people with a splendid book... - THE PRESS AND JOURNAL The author recognises his hometown is an often underloved place, but in this book he sets out an overwhelming case as to why this sentiment is undeserved. - SCOTS MAGAZINE APRIL 2011

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