The Glasgow Curse

This chilling and disturbing memoir tells the story of one of Glasgow's most notorious criminals. In his own words, William Lobban tells how he was born in Exeter Prison to a violent, schizophrenic mother.

The Glasgow Curse

This chilling and disturbing memoir tells the story of one of Glasgow's most notorious criminals. In his own words, William Lobban tells how he was born in Exeter Prison to a violent, schizophrenic mother. His upbringing in the East End of Glasgow was just as bleak, and he ended up in care, destined for a life of violence and insecurity. Aged only 15 he masterminded a daring break-in to a Glasgow pub, and many years of armed robberies, dealing class A drugs and gang fights followed. When he wasn't causing mayhem on the streets, Lobban was serving terms in various young offenders' institutions and prisons, where he was involved in some of the most serious prison riots of recent years. In the course of his criminal career Lobban became closely associated with the infamous Paul Ferris, who was later to incriminate him as the murderer of fellow gangster Arthur Thompson Jr. Police also believed that Lobban was the man behind the brutal double killing of Bobby Glover and Joe 'Bananas' Hanlon, but none of these charges was made to stick. Finally released from prison in 1998, Lobban decided to walk away from a life of crime, but at first it proved impossible for him to break the way of life that had moulded him, and only in recent years has he found a measure of peace and stability. In this searing expose of the Glasgow underworld he reveals the true facts behind those crimes which he really committed, and those of which he is falsely accused

Curse of the Gargoyle Cursed Mackinnons Book One

Curses don't exist and neither does the Castle MacKinnon. ... Glimpses of the sun's rays greeted her through the large windowpanes of the airport terminal in Glasgow, Scotland, as she made her way to baggage claim.

Curse of the Gargoyle  Cursed Mackinnons Book One

Curse of the GargoyleTara NinaGavin has been entombed in stone for hundreds of years, waiting for the right person to break the curse that put him there. After the voice of an unknown woman speaks the special words to free him, he finds himself in a time that is no longer his own. Though this woman pleasures him in every imaginable way, he's still racked with anguish for all he's lost. Duty, honor and his deep-seated need for revenge consume him.Ericka thought flying to Scotland was the toughest feat of her life. That was until she met a ghost and freed a seventeenth-century Scottish hunk from stone. Ghosts aren't real and curses don't exist. Hot sex with Gavin fuels her imagination, but he can't possibly her soul mate, or can he.The evil behind the curse lingers. Gavin is stone by day, man by night. Together they fight, determined to overcome the source behind the curse. But if they fail, their love could be lost for eternity.

The Oxford Guide to Ideas Issues of the Bible

In 1896 the Glasgow University Press photographically reduced the complete Oxford Nonpareil Bible (Authorized Version). ... A curse, the opposite of a *blessing, is the pronouncement of evil on someone or something. In the Hebrew Bible, ...

The Oxford Guide to Ideas   Issues of the Bible

In this informative volume, dozens of eminent scholars explore how the Bible has influenced religious, ethical, artistic and philosophical traditions in more than 200 entries.

A View of the Covenants of Works and Grace and a treatise on the nature and effects of saving faith To which are added several discourses on the Supreme Deity of Jesus Christ

Thomas BELL (Minister of the Gospel in Glasgow.) No curse 1 ings only , Gen. xii . 2 , 3. Gal . iii . 8 , 9 . was heard of there unless against his enemies , and that was part of the blessing promised to him , just as the curse ...

A View of the Covenants of Works and Grace  and a treatise on the nature and effects of saving faith  To which are added  several discourses on the Supreme Deity of Jesus Christ


The Reasoner

But conspeech which Lord Shaftesbury delivered to the trast the Kidstonian curses upon those who walk Glasgow Sabbath ... brought all the way from Culling Eardley Smith as their candidate for the London expressly to curse such persons .

The Reasoner

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The Devil s Heart The Chattan Curse

By the by, how did the meeting in Glasgow go?” Heath frowned. “Not good. I've been advised to sell the land.” “Can you? ... “Damn,” Heath repeated, and cursed himself as well. At eight and twenty, he was too old to be brawling.

The Devil s Heart  The Chattan Curse

New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell continues the her popular historical romance series, the Chattan Curse, with The Devil’s Heart. Lady Margret Chattan, one of the most desirable women in all of England, has no interest whatsoever in marriage. When her brother’s lives are put in danger, she travels to the Scottish Highlands, intent on saving them. There she meets Heath Macnachtan, who is trying to find out who murdered his own brother. Together, they team up to investigate the powerful curse that is behind the deaths, but instead find themselves falling in love. Exceptionally entertaining and charming, The Devil’s Heart mixes a well-crafted love story with complex characters and pulse-pounding adventure.

The Werewolf Filmography

“It's not just about struggling to retain your humanity when cursed with being a monster,” concluded Dean about his feature, ... Leonard uses the Black Arts to somehow transfer the Glasgow curse (lycanthropy) onto Colin, the eldest son, ...

The Werewolf Filmography

From the horrific to the heroic, cinematic werewolves are metaphors for our savage nature, symbolizing the secret, bestial side of humanity that hides beneath our civilized veneer. Examining acknowledged classics like The Wolf Man (1941) and The Howling (1981), as well as overlooked gems like Dog Soldiers (2011), this comprehensive filmography covers the highs and lows of the genre. Information is provided on production, cast and filmmakers, along with critical discussion of the tropes and underlying themes that make the werewolf a terrifying but fascinating figure.

The history of Glasgow

In 1714 he published the Jacobite Curse , and assumed the title of Printer to the University . The principal and professors published the following advertisement : " At the college of Glasgow , Decr . 6. 1714. The faculty being informed ...

The history of Glasgow


A View of the City of Glasgow

The principal and professors published the following advertisement : “ At the college of Glasgow , Decr . 6. 1714. The faculty being informed that a pamphlet called the Jacobite curse , lately published bears to be printed by Hew Brown ...

A View of the City of Glasgow


How to Successfully Encourage Sustainable Development Policy

e Conference of climate treaty parties, held 2021 in Glasgow, had the Copenhagen curse literally painted on the walls of the negotiation room. It has become a mantra, although the Glasgow deliberations are by no means comparable to ...

How to Successfully Encourage Sustainable Development Policy

This book builds on the insights of Günther Bachmann, former Secretary General for the German Sustainability Council, who spent almost 20 years advising the German government on sustainability policy. The book discusses his experiences in negotiating stakeholder statements at the highest national levels. Bachmann takes the reader behind the scenes of German sustainable policy and practice, whilst also comparing Germany with other national approaches. He tells the story of political events from his insider perspective, unfolding the narrative of sustainable development goals and how activists in their respective countries could and should relate to it. Furthermore, he suggests new lines of vision through the tangle of conference fatigue and buzzwords. The book argues that environmentalists often display entrenched attitudes that too often downplay success. The rhetoric of crisis and doom, if overstretched and reduced to alarm, paralyses action and innovation. Bachmann, who on the contrary argues positively and concretely, shows unusual but significant signs of hope and confidence in action and how these can be made effective in the politics of sustainable development. This book will be of global relevance to sustainability professionals and policy makers and will advise them on how to successfully move ahead with sustainability policies.

A Curse upon the Nation

74 Another slave from Mississippi said that “slavery is one of the greatest curses that ever was. ... 79 Former slave L. M. Mills recounts that he knew of a woman in Glasgow, Missouri, who along with her two-month-old baby was sold away ...

A Curse upon the Nation

From the inception of slavery as a pillar of the Atlantic World economy, both Europeans and Africans feared their mass extermination by the other in a race war. In the United States, says Kay Wright Lewis, this ingrained dread nourished a preoccupation with slave rebellions and would later help fuel the Civil War, thwart the aims of Reconstruction, justify Jim Crow, and even inform civil rights movement strategy. And yet, says Lewis, the historiography of slavery is all but silent on extermination as a category of analysis. Moreover, little of the existing sparse scholarship interrogates the black perspective on extermination. A Curse upon the Nation addresses both of these issues. To explain how this belief in an impending race war shaped eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American politics, culture, and commerce, Lewis examines a wide range of texts including letters, newspapers, pamphlets, travel accounts, slave narratives, government documents, and abolitionist tracts. She foregrounds her readings in the long record of exterminatory warfare in Europe and its colonies, placing lopsided reprisals against African slave revolts—or even rumors of revolts—in a continuum with past brutal incursions against the Irish, Scots, Native Americans, and other groups out of favor with the empire. Lewis also shows how extermination became entwined with ideas about race and freedom from early in the process of enslavement, making survival an important form of resistance for African peoples in America. For African Americans, enslaved and free, the potential for one-sided violence was always present and deeply traumatic. This groundbreaking study reevaluates how extermination shaped black understanding of the Atlantic slave trade and the political, social, and economic worlds in which it thrived.

United States Consular Reports

The curse of Glasgow in the past has been the number of families living in one room . From the census of 1881 , it was found that the density of population in Glasgow was 84 persons to the acre , this being exceeded by no city in Great ...

United States Consular Reports


Consular Reports

The curse of Glasgow in the past has been the number of families living in one room . From the census of 1881 , it was found that the density of population in Glasgow was 84 persons to the acre , this being exceeded by no city in Great ...

Consular Reports


United States Congressional Serial Set

The curse of Glasgow in the past has been the number of families living in one room . From the census of 1881 , it was found that the density of population in Glasgow was 84 persons to the acre , this being exceeded by no city in Great ...

United States Congressional Serial Set


Monthly Consular and Trade Reports

The curse of Glasgow in the past has been the number of families living in one room . From the census of 1881 , it was found that the density of population in Glasgow was 84 persons to the acre , this being exceeded by no city in Great ...

Monthly Consular and Trade Reports


The Reivers

Perhaps as a deliberately timed complement, the Bishop of Durham delivered himself of a similar curse on the surnames of ... CARLISLE CURSES When the Archbishop of Glasgow cursed the Border Reivers in 1525, he made it comprehensive, ...

The Reivers

This is a page-turning history, lucidly written, and it is enhanced by a selection of five famous Border ballads. One of the best reads of the year, without doubt' - Hamish Coghill, Scottish Life 'This is a history as exciting and dramatic as the Border ballads themselves' - Cumberland News 'a most compelling, thought-provoking and entertaining history' - The Herald Only one period in history is immediately, indelibly and uniquely linked to the whole area of the Scottish and English Border country, and that is the time of the Reivers. Whenever anyone mentions 'Reiver', no-one hesitates to add 'Border'. It is an inextricable association, and rightly so. Nowhere else in Britain in the modern era, or indeed in Europe, did civil order break down over such a wide area, or for such a long time. For more than a century the hoof-beats of countless raiding parties drummed over the border. From Dumfriesshire to the high wastes of East Cumbria, from Roxburghshire to Redesdale, from the lonely valley of Liddesdale to the fortress city of Carlisle, swords and spears spoke while the law remained silent. Fierce family loyalty counted for everything while the rules of nationality counted for nothing.The whole range of the Cheviot Hills, its watershed ridges and the river valleys which flowed out of them became the landscape of larceny while Maxwells, Grahams, Fenwicks, Carletons, Armstrongs and Elliots rode hard and often for plunder. These were the Riding Times and in modern European history, they have no parallel. This book tells the remarkable story of the Reivers and how they made the Borders.

The Protestant a weekly paper on the principal points of controversy betweeen the church of Rome and the reformed including the correspondence originally published in the Glasgow chronicle

He quotes , apparently with approbation , Gother's curses - upon those who believe , or do not believe , certain matters , or whose worship is not perfectly according to rule : thus , for instance , “ Cursed is he who worships any ...

The Protestant  a weekly paper on the principal points of controversy betweeen the church of Rome  and the reformed  including the correspondence originally published in the Glasgow chronicle


Tinsley s Magazine

Jessie seems a good girl ; but , cursed the day on which I first met Mr. Macallan , take my advice- Eva . ... if a cured leave of absence for two man is a man at all , he will curse weeks and met Eva in Glasgow . the day he found a wife ...

Tinsley s Magazine


The Glasgow Smile

Not thus May we awaken from the evil curse Of spirit blighted in a fiery frost. Amor and caritas, as one surpass The impasse of their severed discontent. No fragrant token of their immanent Atonement wafts from transcendental ash.

The Glasgow Smile

Few cities can rival Glasgow for their contribution to the history of British humour. From the gladiatorial atmosphere of the old Empire Theatre, dubbed the 'graveyard of English comics', to the front-page controversies of Frankie Boyle today, the city and its citizens have trademarked their own two-fisted brand of confrontational, but always hilarious, comedy. In this, the first dedicated overview, Allan Brown gives a historical,kaleidoscopic and encyclopedic account of the people, places, performers and procedures that have made Glasgow a by-word for a certain kind of rough, tough quick-wittedness. Every facet of Glaswegian life is considered, viewed through the prism of the city's sense of humour; from the showbiz renown of Billy Connolly and Chic Murray, Kevin Bridges and Boyle, to the occasions the lighter side was seen in Glasgow's history of television, film, literature, football,law, science, academe, crime and art. Through profiles, criticism, tales and anecdotes, The Glasgow Smile - fittingly also the term for infamousGlasgow gang punishment - is a treasury of the city's past and present, and of its own very particular approach to the absurd.