On Foot Through Clydesdale

Ian C. Lees

A beautiful facsimile edition of a classic book about Lanarkshire, based on the author's ramblings through the county in the 1920s and 30s.
Date Published :
July 2015
Publisher :
Birlinn
Contributor(s) :
John White, David Carvel, John Carvel
Illustration :
b/w line drawings; maps
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781780273303
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 7.1 X 4.55 inches
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$14.95

Overview
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First published in 1932, Iain C. Lees's book On Foot through Clydesdale is a fascinating and delightful introduction to the history, folklore, traditions and landscape of Lanarkshire - a county often assumed to have been blighted by collieries, steelworks, factories and other industrial enterprises. Yet Clydesdale has areas of extraordinary natural beauty, including the world-famous Falls of Clyde, considered to be one of the most romantic spots in the country.

Clydesdale's past is also full of historical resonances - the Romans were much in evidence there; William Wallace lived there; Covenanters hid there; and the area was of crucial importance during the Industrial Revolution. Iain C. Lees explores the well-known parts as well as the hidden gems of Clydesdale in this delightful, nostalgic travel classic.

About The Author
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Iain C. Lees (the pseudonym for John Lees Carvel) was born in 1895. He was the author of a number of books about Scotland, including the Campsies and the Land of Lennox and Byways from Tyne to Tay. Under his own name he also wrote a number of books on Scottish industry. Carvel was sub-editor of the Scottish Daily Express and political correspondent of the London Evening Star. He died in 1959.

REVIEWS
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Lees maintains a brisk stride, showing a keen appreciation of landscape and an ear for local lore' 

- Stewart Conn, TLS

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