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Posted - 28 Dec 2014 :  8:16:41 PM Show ProfileSend flintstone a Private Message Reply with Quote
Santa brought me a copy of Terry Woods book, Almost Famous! Not a great deal of reading, but some terrific photos. Worth a look if you are interested in the music scene in the 6os and later
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Can’t believe 4 years have past since the last post in this thread. Since then a few local folks have put pen to paper and come up with a book of their own. The most recent is Alan Gyles, a very likeable lad, whose late parents used to run the .station Hotel. He has written a novel called The Finger if Suspicion, and more recently, a humorous look at the Arbroath dialect called Far Di Yi Comfy. This wee gem is full of words found in the Oxford .english Dictionary, but have an entirely different meaning in Arbroath! As well as words, the book has a lot of photos of Arbroath past and present, and, ( she says, clearing her throat), some specially written verses and other wee gems from some local wifie wha’ writes odd does!!! So, if you are looking for a wee stocking filler, you can get this marvellous publication from Alan Gyles himself, or from The Learning Tree in Arbroath. The Learning Tree is housed in the auld Soshy hardware shop in Guthrie Port. Go on.....youknow you want to!!!!!
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Perhaps a bit off-piste (8 miles actually). This very day, a Canadian friend (ex-Carnoustie) brought my good lady a copy of a new book "The Grocer's Boy" by Robert Murray, detailing life from his "humble beginnings" as a delivery boy for Willie Low's in Carnoustie. I wonder where he got the idea for the title?
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Posted - 06 Dec 2018 :  09:09:52 AM Show ProfileSend flintstone a Private Message Reply with Quote
Pete, I have requested this book from Santa. Robbie is a member of The Station Masters golf club, as is my hubby, and they know each other pretty well. He has also written a play about Burns which was one of the last times the late Janet .williamson performed. I love reading about days gone by.
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