A fasinating account of Glasgow's criminal, legal and community figures. Do not be fooled by its grey and dull cover this is full of tales that sum up the tough label that Glasgow has, rightly or wrongly, acquired over the years.
From the Glasgow hardmen like Arthur Thomson Snr, prominent during Glasgow's ice cream wars, to Donald Findlay QC the city's controversial defence lawyer the characters are fasinating and each has a colourful story to tell that could rival any Hollywood crime thriller.
Fortunately Glasgow has rather shed its violent past. The Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988 was a welcome springboard for a city that is now benefiting from self-discovery and some enviable attractions. It may never shake off this image, but in many Glaswegian thoughts this book is a welcome reminder of a city that has been remembered for its tough streets yet friendly and formidable residents.