ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: June 13, 2013
Hidden Aberdeen: History on Your Doorstep and Under Your Feet
By (author) Fiona-Jane Brown
Aberdeen is rich in history, much of it hidden. Now, in Hidden Aberdeen, Dr Fiona-Jane Brown explores the city through new eyes, revealing new stories from the past and bringing the modern city to life. There’s the last resting place of Robert Hitchens, who was at the wheel of the Titanic when it struck an iceberg; Royal connections including James Ill’s night on the town before he was crowned; the brutal murder of a monk by so-called reformers and the strange nineteenth-century animal cruelty case against the city’s Jewish community. There’s also the city’s odd connection with Millwall FC and the place where medieval criminals were hanged. This fascinating book will open your eyes to the hidden, the forgotten and the abandoned which lie under your feet as you walk round the city today.
Dr Fiona-Jane Brown, folklorist, educator and storyteller, began Hidden Aberdeen Tours as a response to the deep concern of locals about the increasing industrial and business development situation in the city. Dr Brown holds a PhD in Ethnology, gained in 2010 after studying at the Elphinstone Institute, Aberdeen’s unique centre for the study of North-East Scottish folklore. She also volunteers with the Aberdeen Urban Studies Trust.