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Gorbals story

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Published by 7:84 Publications in Edinburgh .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Robert McLeish ; edited and introduced by Linda Mackenney.
ContributionsMacKenney, Linda.
The Physical Object
Pagination112p. ;
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18979998M
ISBN 100948177020, 0948177039


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He lived in the same street as its fictional 'razor king', Johnnie Stark, and subsequently realised that a lo. Old Glasgow of overcrowded tenements, teeming streets and cutthroat gang warfare. No Mean City, in deed, going well beyond the pages of that famous book.

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