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Choose Life. Choose Leith.

Trainspotting on Location

Tim Bell

Choose Life. Choose Leith.
Choose Life. Choose Leith.

Choose Life. Choose Leith.

Trainspotting on Location

Tim Bell

Paperback | Engels
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This hugely informative book...is a hard-hitting social history brimming with local knowledge ALASTAIR MABBOTT, Sunday Herald Life Magazine

No other book is needed now. Choose Life, Choose Leith: Trainspotting on Location is the book that lets others know what locals knew when they first read [Trainspotting]… Irvine Welsh has found the Boswell for his Johnson. GORNDON MUNRO, The Leither

A really absorbing read; so many strands woven together. I came away with a greater understanding of Trainspotting (the book, and the film) - it grew in stature and importance as I was reading Tim Bell's book. Not only that, I came away with new perspectives on the history of Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland, the United Kingdom, new perspectives, too, on people dealing with loss, pain and temptation. PEGASUS, Amazon

The book is great, full of precise details and new information. One of the best things is the way the author connects Trainspotting with different historical periods and how he relates Welsh to other writers as Robert Louis Stevenson or Chaucer. The book allows us to analyse Trainspotting from a literary and sociological point of view; a pleasure that most of us wouldn't imagine when we were kids in 90s and Trainspotting was a new generation rise. MARISA MOLINA ALONSO, Amazon

With a teenage daughter at school at UofEdi, a long way from home in the US, I read this book for personal enrichment, deep dive on what Trainspotting was all about, and to better understand Edinburgh. What a treat! Top of my reading list for 2018. Tim Bell gives history and details of Welsh, the book, the play, the movie, but more importantly he gives an imaginative enthralling history of Leith and places Leith in the post-WWII social upheavals that were exacerbated by Thatcher economics and top-down governance. Trainspotting is about a lot more than drug abuse. Bell helped me to understand, at street level, building by building, the perfect storm of unprotected sex, heroin dealing, destructive housing and development policies/practices, and HIV/AIDS that was Leith in the 1980s. This historical perspective alone, makes Bell’s book worthy of required reading for medical students and social services professionals, regardless of one’s regard for Trainspotting. Choose this book. F. WHITTBY, Amazon



This hugely informative book...is a hard-hitting social history brimming with local knowledge ALASTAIR MABBOTT, Sunday Herald Life Magazine

No other book is needed now. Choose Life, Choose Leith: Trainspotting on Location is the book that lets others know what locals knew when they first read [Trainspotting]… Irvine Welsh has found the Boswell for his Johnson. GORNDON MUNRO, The Leither

A really absorbing read; so many strands woven together. I came away with a greater understanding of Trainspotting (the book, and the film) - it grew in stature and importance as I was reading Tim Bell's book. Not only that, I came away with new perspectives on the history of Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland, the United Kingdom, new perspectives, too, on people dealing with loss, pain and temptation. PEGASUS, Amazon

The book is great, full of precise details and new information. One of the best things is the way the author connects Trainspotting with different historical periods and how he relates Welsh to other writers as Robert Louis Stevenson or Chaucer. The book allows us to analyse Trainspotting from a literary and sociological point of view; a pleasure that most of us wouldn't imagine when we were kids in 90s and Trainspotting was a new generation rise. MARISA MOLINA ALONSO, Amazon

With a teenage daughter at school at UofEdi, a long way from home in the US, I read this book for personal enrichment, deep dive on what Trainspotting was all about, and to better understand Edinburgh. What a treat! Top of my reading list for 2018. Tim Bell gives history and details of Welsh, the book, the play, the movie, but more importantly he gives an imaginative enthralling history of Leith and places Leith in the post-WWII social upheavals that were exacerbated by Thatcher economics and top-down governance. Trainspotting is about a lot more than drug abuse. Bell helped me to understand, at street level, building by building, the perfect storm of unprotected sex, heroin dealing, destructive housing and development policies/practices, and HIV/AIDS that was Leith in the 1980s. This historical perspective alone, makes Bell’s book worthy of required reading for medical students and social services professionals, regardless of one’s regard for Trainspotting. Choose this book. F. WHITTBY, Amazon



TIM BELL is originally from Northumberland, but has lived in Leith since the 1980s. Having lived in the area at the time Trainspotting was set, Bell has seen the change in Leith and the troubles it has faced. Bell, who runs Trainspotting tours in Leith, has a thorough knowledge of the book, the play and the film, as well as the history of Leith, and through his book wanted to put Leith back at the heart of Trainspotting, back where it belongs.

Specificaties

  • Uitgever
    Luath Press Ltd
  • Druk
    2
  • Verschenen
    mei 2024
  • Bladzijden
    236
  • Genre
    Literatuurstudies: fictie, romanschrijvers en prozaschrijvers
  • EAN
    9781804251096
  • Paperback
    Paperback
  • Taal
    Engels

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