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On foot through Clydesdale - John Lees Carvel

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Title
On foot through Clydesdale
Author
John Lees Carvel
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Birlinn
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20150723

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.

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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.

'Lees maintains a brisk stride, showing a keen appreciation of landscape and an ear for local lore'
TLS - Stewart Conn

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Clydesdale (Scotland) - Description and travel.|Clyde River Valley (Scotland) - Description and travel.|Clydesdale (Scotland) - History.|Clydesdale (Scotland) - Folklore.
Country of Publication
Scotland
Number of Pages
ix, 198

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