Clydesdale On Foot again 80 years later!

On foot...David Carvel with his great-uncle's book 'On Foot Through Clydesdale
On foot...David Carvel with his great-uncle's book 'On Foot Through Clydesdale
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A FORTHCOMING event at the Corn Exchange in Biggar will appeal to readers and lovers of the local area alike.

Atkinson-Pryce Books and local doctor David Carvel have teamed up to organise an evening to launch a re-print of “On Foot Through Clydesdale” by Iain C Lees.

That was the pen name of John Lee Carvel.

“My great-uncle, John Lees Carvel, was a journalist and author,” said David Carvel.

“His finest book, in my opinion at least, was On Foot Through Clydesdale.”

John Lees Carvel was born in 1895 and was a journalist but he also published a number of books about Scotland.

On Foot Through Clydesdale came out in 1932. He explores the well-known parts as well as the hidden gems of Clydesdale in this delightful, nostalgic travel classic, covering history, folklore, traditions and landscape.

Following persuasion by David Carvel, Birlinn is republishing it in paperback, and it will be launched at the Corn Exchange on Thursday July 30. at 7.30pm. David and his cousin John Carvel (the author’s grandson) will present the book with special guests The Dukes of Uke providing musical entertainment.

Tickets are £10 each and include a copy of the book, priced £9.99 - which really means it is a chance to see the Dukes of Uke for 1p! Tickets are now sale from Atkinson-Pryce Books – phone 01899 221225, or email tomes@atkinson-pryce.co.uk