‘Only in Dundee’ book dedicated to the city sells out in just two hours

A waiting list has been created after the Only in Dundee book sold out in just two hours.

A book written by an American author fascinated by the many quirks of Dundee sold out in just two hours.

Waterstones has now had to create a waiting list for Only in Dundee (and a wee bit of the Ferry) after it featured in the Tele last week.

Penned by New York-native Deedee Cuddihy, who now lives in Glasgow, the book looks at the many facets of the city which make it unique.

Author and journalist Deedee Cuddihy

It is made up of a collection of mostly humorous, first-hand anecdotes and photographs.

Deedee told the Tele that she was amazed at the response to the book and revealed that interest in the book hasn’t just been from the City of Discovery.

She said: “To say I was delighted would be an understatement.

“Waterstones contacted me and asked for 50 more copies ASAP because they had a waiting list.

“Since then, I’ve had orders from all over the UK,and it’s all thanks to the Tele – or the Tully, as I’ve recently been informed is the correct pronunciation.”

On the subject of pronunciation and local Dundee expressions, Deedee added that, since publishing the book, she had also learned that the city’s Hilltown area is pronounced “the Hulltoon”.

A Dundonian who read the Tele piece also contacted the author to correct her on one more thing.

If you are travelling to Dundee from Glasgow, you would say you had come “through” to Dundee, not “up” from Glasgow.

She joked: “I stand corrected!”

To add your name to the waiting list via Waterstones, click here.

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