In A Walk in the Park, Cairney shows that he clearly loves the city and he expresses that it is more than it appears to be. Glasgow is not just a city full of tenements and big buildings, it is a beautiful Scottish landmark outfitted with the beautiful parks that he will go on to describe. He takes the reader on a unique walk through the various parks of the town stopping along the way to share brief anecdotes, historical accounts, and detailed images of how the parks look.
|Title||A Walk in the Park|
|Subtitle||Exploring the Treasures of Glasgow's Dear Green Places|
John Cairney BA, MLITT, PHD is a man of many parts, actor, writer, painter and storyteller since beginning as an actor at the age of 17 with the Park Theatre Company in Glasgow in 1947. After National Service with the RAF in Germany he made his return to theatre, training at the College of Drama in Glasgow. In a career that has lasted more than 60 years, he has played Romeo, Hamlet, Macbeth, Cyrano de Bergerac, Robert Louis Stevenson, William McGonagall and Ivor Novello but mainly he is remembered for his solo Robert Burns. This began in 1965 with Tom Wright’s play There Was a Man which he performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and the Arts Theatre, London. The play was televised twice, recorded as an album for REL Records, Edinburgh, and produced as a video for Green Place Productions, Glasgow.
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A wander through twelve of Glasgow’s finest parks, and through the mind of a treasured Glasgow resident, John Cairney. Cairney’s exploration of his home city’s dear green places ranges from Tollcross Park in the east, to the Botanic Gardens, pride of the West End, and even right out to Hogganfield Loch in the city’s furthest reaches.
Written with a deep love of the city, A Walk in the Park takes us on a journey into Glasgow’s past as well as through its outdoor spaces. Cairney traces his city’s history back a millennium to its founding by that great wanderer, St Mungo. Through the stories of its parks Glasgow comes to life, a post-industrial city with an unmatched individuality, a thriving cultural scene, and a lot to look forward to.
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|BIC Subject||HB - History|
|BISAC Subject||HIS000000 - HISTORY / General|