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Book Recommendation

'The Wee World'

by Billy Hunter

Front Cover

Book published by Valentine & Sons Ltd  -  Scotland Picturesque and Romantic  -  Cover

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh

 

Book

'The Wee World'

Thank you to John Dickson who wrote:

Recommendation

"This book, 'The Wee World', is a great week book about a young lad being brought up in the Abbeyhill area.  It's a 'must read' for anyone."

John Dickson, Muirhouse, Edinburgh:  November 2, 2011

 

Replies

1.

Yvonne Caine

and

Eleanor Dzivane

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

'The Wee World'

Where can I get a Copy?

    Book 'The Wee World'  -  Book cover

A couple of people have read John Dickson's comments above and told me that they would like to find a copy of this book for sale.

They are:

-  Yvonne Cain: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

-  Eleanor Dzivane:  (where?)

Eleanor wrote:

Recommendation

"I'm delighted to see John Dickson recommending 'The Wee World' book.  I can't tell you over how many years, off and on,  I've been trying to get a copy of this book.

I was told of it many years ago by someone, like myself, who had grown up in the Abbeyhill area. It takes in their 'wee world':

-  from Beggs Buildings

Abbeyhill School

Rose Lane

Cadzow Place

Montrose Terrace

Abbeymount

and down, round to Beggs Buildings again.

This was my wee world too!

I've pursued many avenues, and see now that the copyright belongs  to a Steve Carl."

Eleanor Dzivane

For Sale

I have had a look on the internet but have not found a copy of this book currently for sale on either the Abe Books or eBay web site.  However, I believe that both these sites allow readers to register their search for an item, then send an email to the searcher if the item turns up for sale, so that could be worth trying.

In the Library

The catalogue for Edinburgh Central Library is also on the Internet.  It lists   four copies of the book at the library, three for lending and one for reference, all in the Edinburgh & Scottish Collection at Edinburgh Central Library.

The book was published by the author, Billy Hunter, in 1996.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh, November 8, 2011

Reply

2.

John Dickson

Royston, Edinburgh

Thank you to John Dickson who replied:

"I got my copy of 'The Wee World' at Stockbridge in the Shelter Bookshop.  I've also seen it for sale on eBay.

The book was printed by Thomas Litho, East Kilbride."

John Dickson, Royston, Edinburgh:  November 11, 2011

 

Reply

3.

Monica Pudel

Ahrensburg, Hamburg, Germany

Monica Pudel wrote:

Billy Hunter's Book

"I was reading the EdinPhoto web site, and read about this book written by Billy Hunter, and its all about Abbeyhill."

    Book 'The Wee World'  -  Book cover

"Do you happen to know if that is Billy Hunter who played for Motherwell and lived in Beggs Building?

 Is it possible to get the book?"

Monica Pudel, Ahrensburg, Hamburg, Germany:  April 12, 2012

Billy Hunter's Book

I replied to Monica, saying:

-  I knew that the author of the book used to live in the Abbeyhill area, and thought it quite likely that he would have been the same person as Monica referred to above.

-  I found a copy of the book for sale on eBay, about a month ago.  I bid for it.  It sold for only about 5, but I was too slow in placing my final bid, and I missed it.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  Message sent to Monica, 25 April 2012

 

Reply

4.

Monica Pudel

Ahrensburg, Hamburg, Germany

Monica Pudel wrote again with an answer to her own question, saying:

Footballers

"Yes, the book was definitely written by the Motherwell footballer.  He lived in Beggs Buildings at Abbeyhill and used to train at Meadowbank, although he played for Motherwell.

I must have had a fancy for football players.  When we lived down in the prefabs at Northfield, I was never out of Gordon Smith's shop!"

Monica Pudel, Ahrensburg, Hamburg, Germany:  April 19, 2012

 

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Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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