Hurry, item low in stock!

Faithful and brave - John MacLeod

9781780273822
Title
Faithful and brave - a celebration of James Gillespie's High School, Edinburgh
Author
John MacLeod
format
Paperback / softback
Type
BOOK
Publisher
Birlinn
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20161020

£13.09
used

Hurry! Only 1 in Stock
FREE Delivery

Quality Guarantee
Verified by visa and mastercard securecode
Share
Share      Share with HUKD

PayPal Credit

Established by the bequest of a tobacco merchant over two centuries ago, James Gillespie's was the very first free school in Scotland. Always of bold, liberal outlook, Gillespie's has been variously a boys' boarding-school, a posh Edinburgh Merchant Company concern, a sought-after girls-only 'Corporation Grammar' and, since 1973, a co-educational area comprehensive, regularly turning in some of the best exam results in Scotland. Former pupil and award-winning journalist John MacLeod reveals all in a book which tells not just the historical facts, but which is liberally peppered with anecdote, including details about the clock that never worked, the ghost of the 'Green Lady' and the day they nearly drowned the Queen Mother...

John MacLeod was a pupil at Gillespie's and a student at Edinburgh University. He was Scottish Journalist of the Year in 1991, and has contributed to numerous publications including the Scotsman and the Herald. He currently writes a column for the Scottish Daily Mail and is the author of a number of highly acclaimed books.

Keyword Index
Schools - Scotland - Edinburgh - History.
Country of Publication
Scotland
Number of Pages
xv, 304