21 February 2024
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Paisley Festival 1986 programme

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Brian Hannan from Abbey Books in Paisley discovers another piece of local memorabilia, on this occasion, it’s an old programme from the Paisley Festival 1986 What falls out of books often provides a fascinating insight into the past and none more so than uncovering this amazing hive of creativity celebrated in the annual Paisley... Read More

Mill Memories edited by Evelyn Hood book review

by on 20 January 2024 1
Brian Hannan, local author and manager of Abbey Books in Paisley, reviews Mill Memories by Evelyn Hood After two decades out of print, the acclaimed book by recently-deceased Paisley bestselling author Evelyn Hood has been re-published (and at exactly the same price of £9.99 as before and in an identical format). In anticipation of... Read More

The Wager by David Grann book review

by on 20 January 2024 0
Brian Hannan, local author and manager of Abbey Books in Paisley, reviews The Wager by David Grann Just out in paperback The Wager is the latest book by the author of Killers of the Flower Moon, recently filmed by Martin Scorsese with Leonardo DiCaprio. That pair is reputedly circling this one and no wonder... Read More

Inquiry into the Sinking of the Titanic

by on 13 December 2023 0
Brian Hannan from Abbey Books in Paisley takes a look at the Inquiry into the Sinking of the Titanic which came into the shop recently Every now and then something turns up at the bookshop that simply takes your breath away. The John Byrne notebook was one such item. This is another. It dates... Read More

Glasgow, The Clyde and Slavery by D. Pettigrew book review

by on 28 October 2023 0
Brian Hannan, local author and manager of Abbey Books in Paisley, reviews Glasgow, The Clyde and Slavery by D. Pettigrew Britain was officially involved in the slave trade for 170 years, from Charles II granting a charter in 1663 until the Slave Abolition Act of 1833. It’s estimated that during that period British ships... Read More

The Thief Takers by Patrick Pringle

by on 7 August 2023 0
Brian Hannan from Abbey Books in Paisley takes a look at a new crime novel, The Thief Takers by Patrick Pringle Notions of freedom proved an almost insuperable barrier to Britain having a competent police force for hundreds of years. In Europe, the land-based armies required to be maintained in case of war with a... Read More

A Thief’s Justice by Douglas Skelton

by on 23 July 2023 0
Brian Hannan from Abbey Books in Paisley takes a look at a new crime novel, A Thief’s Justice by Douglas Skelton Every now and then a crime novel hits the bulls-eye. Until now Glasgow writer Douglas Skelton has been better known for non-fiction and his contemporary crime series featuring journalist Rebecca Connolly. That’s going to... Read More

Abbey Books Summer Book Festival launches next month

by on 29 May 2023 0
Abbey Books, celebrating its 40th birthday next year, is running a four-day Summer Book Festival from Thursday 8th to Sun 11th June The event, aimed at promoting local talent, has a packed programme of five book launches/signings, three talks and two creative writing workshops. Kicking off the event, shop owner and author Brian Hannan... Read More

16 Incle Street by Jeff Holmes – book review

by on 15 May 2023 4
Brian Hannan, local author and manager of Abbey Books in Paisley, reviews 16 Incle Street by Jeff Holmes Few Paisley addresses are as notorious as 16 Incle Street. For it was there in 1924 that Joe Gallacher. Aged 29, slashed his wife’s throat with a razor. Ordinarily, he would have been an automatic candidate... Read More
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