With the opening of the V & A Museum of Design and redevelopment of the waterfront area, Dundee is a city looking confidently to the future but there is also an interesting past just waiting to be rediscovered. Rediscovered Dundee is an anthology of stories from that past.
The story of any city is the story of its people and this book features accounts of some Dundonians whose names have been long absent from the history books - such as the boy who attempted a solo crossing of the Atlantic or the man who helped to change our way of death . It investigates some of the physical relics of the past which are still around us but whose stories have been forgotten over time, including the flag that flew at Culloden and the fountain that nobody wanted. There is also the truth about local myths have grown up and have been passed on down the years. Did a Dundee woman really tend to the dying Admiral Nelson and did the heir to the British throne secretly die near Broughty Ferry?
With many tourists now visiting Dundee, initially drawn by the V&A, who then find that the city has much more to offer, this book also looks at other visitors through the years. Just as the modern city is being rediscovered perhaps it is time that Dundonians and visitors alike rediscover the city’s hidden history.