Glasgow City Beautiful - 2nd edition

Updated for the new decade, Glasgow City Beautiful' invites the reader to explore this exciting and vibrant city with a superb collection of over 250 carefully selected full-colour photographs. Each image is accompanied by a fully informative caption. Through the book, we discover Glasgow's Roman history, life in and around Glasgow Green and the well-known sights of the city. With fabulous architecture from world-famous architects, delightful parks, works of art, shops, bars and cafes, it is a city which has something for everyone. 'Glasgow City Beautiful' is more than simply a photo guide, it is a celebration of this wonderful city. Each step you take through this delightful city reveals another facet of its exciting history; from the busy streets of the West End to the serene Botanic Gardens; from ancient edifices to modern structures. 'Glasgow City Beautiful' brings together an exciting combination of outstanding old buildings and striking modern structures, which is guaranteed to appeal to residents and visitors alike. This book takes the reader on an exhilarating journey through the streets, squares and parks of this thriving city, and shows why Glasgow truly is a City Beautiful

Glasgow City Beautiful - 1st edition

 Take a walk around the city of Glasgow and you will see that it is a place of contrasts and full of architectual history. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 full colour photographs, Glasgow City Beautiful allows you to glimpse aspects of the city that you may never have seen before. John McDermott has captured the cultural essence of Glasgow and compiled it delightfully within these pages, to be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. This is the City Beautiful.

Glasgow, by the way

 I hope in 100 years someone uses my new photos as their archive photos and I wonder how much Glasgow will have changed then. Will the Victorian buildings still be present and the parks?
Over 9000 archive images, left the C number so you can easily find the image if you go to
Some photos have dates, other have postmarks (pm) as were postcards and this was the date it was posted.
Some are the same photos as my GCB book, some are new and up to date. Others have not been included but still have old archive photos, go and find them yourselves.
Just selection of areas I know best, grew up in Jordanhill, went to Glasgow uni and lived n the west end. Go and do your own research on your own area.

Go and see the new locations for yourself and make sure I stood at the right spot.
More than two thirds of 50 top landmarks as voted for by public in 2010. (pdf)
Some of new areas don’t have an archive photo so are not included in this book, but will be included in other book.  

Edinburgh City Beautiful

Every year thousands of tourists are drawn to Edinburgh because of its exquisite architecture and rich history. Within the pages of his new book John McDermott has captured the cultural essence of Edinburgh. Every part of this beautiful city has been extensively photographed to ensure the reader does not miss out on any of the amazing sights Edinburgh has to offer. Serving as both a reference guide and an elegant souvenir, this will be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. If you are an Edinburgh citizen, expect to recognise a favourite haunt. If you are a visitor prepare to discover how enchanting this city really is. This is the City Beautiful...

What's the Good News for today?

The Yahway Bible study guide series. What's the Good News for today? "What's the Good News for today?" is the first book in the Yahway Bible study guide series. This book looks at the four Gospels. It is for Christians of all ages, whether they have found God for decades or searching for answers in today's fast and busy world. This guide will compliment your reading of the Gospels and help you read them in a new and exciting way. Once you have read the chapter of the Gospel, read the accompanying commentary to help you reflect on the passage. These commentaries consist of highlights from that chapter, prayers, spiritual exercises and modern day parables based on those in the Gospels. This guide also asks questions directed to Jesus, questions I would like to have asked him over 2,000 years ago. The Word of God is as alive today as it was in the beginning...John McDermott studied Theology at Glasgow University and obtained a Bachelor of Divinity degree with Distinction, after qualifying as a Biochemist two years previously.

What's the other good news for today?

 This is the second book in the Yahway series. It looks at the Acts of the Apostles, the Letters and Revelation.

As you read the relevant chapter the book offers a prayer, summary of the passage, an updating of part of the passage for the 21st century, and in most cases a discussion point at the end.

Extra Good News for today

This is the third book in the Yahway series.  It covers both the New Testament, Acts and the Letters.  It contains commentaries that did not make it into the first two books. 

What's the Good News for today? - Old Testament

The fifth book in the Yahway Bible series.  This looks at the entire Old Testament.  The book will be available for download in Summer 2014.

Poems by John

Poems by John is a collection of poems that have been written over the past decade.

Some are funny, sad, inspiring, and range from a few lines long to many pages long.

Other works by John Richmond includes the novel 'The Birds call me Seb' where some of the poetry is included in the final chapters.

In reading the poems various emotions are clear, but they mark the mile markers on the journey of life which is far from over

Stories to read while the kettle boils

 Over 100 short stories covering all manner of topics, sci-fi, drama, humour and romance.  Something to do while the kettle boils.  

Oh life!

 I have been a keen observer of human behaviour over the years, recording many a thought on my Dictaphone. If I had the time I would be a stand up comic, so if you have the time, please use any of my material for your routine.
The Bingas were created one night whilst waiting for a Chinese take-away and doodling on the menu. I have drawn hundreds of them over the years and I have selected my favourites for this book.

You know what I think...

A collection of things in life that make me laugh. 

If I had my way.....

If I had my way....
A collection of things that I would like to change so that the world will be a slightly better place to live in.