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> The Death Of Demons, by Eric Moran
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post 16th Jan 2006, 10:12pm
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I am an avid reader of anything about Glasgow. Some time last year, I can't remember where or when, I read a recommendation to read this book. It is apparently set in Glasgow and in particular, Maryhill.

Today, I have tried Amazon and the book is listed there, but the author is given as Leslie Ronald Smith.

Can anyone tell me if it is one and the same book? Thanks a million.
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post 7th Feb 2006, 03:25am
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I have been reading a lot of Meg Henderson's books. She is a Glasweegen and writes about growing up in Glasgow, her newer books are not nessessarly about Glasgow but always about Scottish people. Try "The Holy City" you won't put it down.
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post 7th Feb 2006, 05:22am
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I read "The Holy City" and really enjoyed it. I hadn't heard of Meg Henderson until my husband's cousin sent me a copy from Perth, WA. Now I'm looking for more of her books.....Meg Henderson not the cousin rolleyes.gif
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post 17th May 2006, 08:41am
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QUOTE (BallindallochNZ @ 16th Jan 2006, 11:29 PM)
I am an avid reader of anything about Glasgow. Some time last year, I can't remember where or when, I read a recommendation to read this book. It is apparently set in Glasgow and in particular, Maryhill.

Today, I have tried Amazon and the book is listed there, but the author is given as Leslie Ronald Smith.

Can anyone tell me if it is one and the same book? Thanks a million.

This may just be a coincidence but I have been looking through the message boards for North Kelvinside Secondary on Friends Reunited's website. In 2002 someone called Eric Moran left a message recommending a new book called "The Death of Demons" by L R Smith saying it has a lot of stories about NK but peoples names have been changed but they should be able to recognise themselves.

Maybe Eric Moran and Leslie Ronald Smith are the same person or you have seen this person recommending the book
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post 17th May 2006, 12:17pm
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The book is by L.R. Smith - it is a remarkable book.

Waterstones have it.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1...1516345-4387059


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post 21st May 2006, 11:36pm
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Thank you, Carmella and Anicholl

I ordered the book from Amazon 3 months ago but am still awaiting delivery. Maybe there is a waiting list.

Regards,
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post 3rd Apr 2011, 12:49am
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I have just finished a book written by

"Carlos Ruis Zafon"
"The Angel's Game"....

What a wonderful story teller this
author is, I could'nt put this book down
until the end... It has mystery,love and
ambition, sometimes you don't know which
end is up, keeps you enthralled all the way.
The main character, David Martin".. I still hav'nt figured ,
if he is Schizophrenic or not,but it is one thriller of a story.



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post 3rd Apr 2011, 08:54am
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QUOTE (angel @ 3rd Apr 2011, 03:06am) *
I have just finished a book written by

"Carlos Ruis Zafon"
"The Angel's Game"....

What a wonderful story teller this
author is, I could'nt put this book down
until the end... It has mystery,love and
ambition, sometimes you don't know which
end is up, keeps you enthralled all the way.
The main character, David Martin".. I still hav'nt figured ,
if he is Schizophrenic or not,but it is one thriller of a story.



Angel, I haven't got around to this one but I have read his first novel "The Shadow of the Wind". You are right- he is a wonderful author.


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post 8th Apr 2011, 12:59am
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Bill, I am now reading " The Shadow of the Wind ".
Looks like I will also be enjoying that book. smile.gif


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post 8th Apr 2011, 08:02am
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QUOTE (angel @ 8th Apr 2011, 03:16am) *
Bill, I am now reading " The Shadow of the Wind ".
Looks like I will also be enjoying that book. smile.gif


Wonderful book - especially if you know Barcelona, which I first visited in 1966. smile.gif


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post 8th Apr 2011, 03:41pm
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Ive got three growing up in Glasgow books,

One By Molly Weir, Springburn, another By John (Lord ) Wheatley), Shettleston, and one by a guy Called George Mitchell, Ruchill.


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post 8th Apr 2011, 03:49pm
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QUOTE (Crewsy Fixer @ 8th Apr 2011, 05:58pm) *
Ive got three growing up in Glasgow books,

One By Molly Weir, Springburn, another By John (Lord ) Wheatley), Shettleston, and one by a guy Called George Mitchell, Ruchill.



What is the name of John Wheatley´s book. please?

He lived in the same close as my father, across the landing.. Just confirmed this on the 1911 Census - he was 3 and my dad was 7. I would be interested to read this book.


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post 8th Apr 2011, 04:20pm
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The Book is called , One Mans Judgement, I got it from a charity shop a few years back.

I just retrieved it from the bookcase in the house. The first words are,

I was born in a tenement house at 231 Main St Shettleston, this is vouched by my birth certificate, I have no recollection of staying there, as we moved across to another house at 210 Main St when I was 2 years old.

If you cant get it I would be happy to pass on.
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post 8th Apr 2011, 06:01pm
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The Book is called , One Mans Judgement, I got it from a charity shop a few years back.

I just retrieved it from the bookcase in the house. The first words are,

I was born in a tenement house at 231 Main St Shettleston, this is vouched by my birth certificate, I have no recollection of staying there, as we moved across to another house at 210 Main St when I was 2 years old.

If you cant get it I would be happy to pass on.



Thanks for that, Crewsy. No 210 Main Street is bang-on, although it later became 844 Shettleston Road. I will do a search for the book, but thanks for the kind offer. smile.gif BTW my dad always thought he was a wee scunner - maybe a wee bit of envy there, as my dad did not exactly have a brilliant career.


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post 8th Apr 2011, 06:20pm
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Im sure you will enjoy it Bilbo. It would be great to read a book from someone who stayed next to my grandparents.

I was cursin you earlier because i had started to read it again, forgetting what i was supposed to be doing. He states that he regards himself born and bred Glasgow, but technically in those days 210 main st Shettleston wasnt part of Glasgow.

Sorry Bilbo, but you might not be a Glaswegian. biggrin.gif
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