Synopsis of Dundee Memories:
Ian was born into a Scotland which has now almost entirely disappeared. The crowded, narrow streets of Dundee's Overgate which he describes have been replaced with shopping centres, the trams which rattled through the streets have long been silenced and Dundee University campus now stands on the site which used to be Hawkhill's busy community centre.
In Dundee Memories, the routine and atmosphere of Dundee life in the twenties, thirties and forties is expertly recreated.
He describes growing up in a Blackness Road Tenement, through evacuation, employment in Dundee's thriving jute industry and his eventual entrance in the Merchant Navy. The author recalls in vivid detail the habits and incidents of an almost forgotten time.
If you live in the UK and prefer to pay by cheque, please email and he'll email you back an order form. Feel free to email any queries you may have regarding this book. Returns accepted. If you have any problems phone Ian on (+44) (0)1334 478678 or Moira on (0)1382 690 681 where an answer machine is always in place.
If you prefer the written word, Dundee Memories, first serialized in the Dundee Courier, was published by Birlinn Ltd. in November 2005. This second edition was published by Moira Brown in 2017.
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