He was once a character known the world over, yet today Wee Macgreegor is little more than a footnote to Scottish literature. John Bell was the son of a prosperous Glasgow tobacco manufacturer and enjoyed all that that entailed. An unassuming man, Bell was surprised, but pleased, when the books were dramatised for stage, radio and cinema.
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Every book, even the least important, holds a story not printed on its pages. It may be an interesting and illuminating story, worth telling for its own sake, though generally, we may suppose, it could matter only to the author and those who care for him. The story of the present little book has a certain oddity, but that alone would be a far from sufficient reason for its appearing in print; and I should say at once that I am setting it down mainly because, when my friend, Robert D.
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Bell began to write verse while a student and, inbecame editor of Glasgow University Magazine. On leaving University he opted for a career in journalism and joined the staff of the Glasgow Evening Times where he wrote under the by-line of J J Bell. In he became sub-editor of the Scots Pictorial.
John Joy Bell was a prolific writer and journalist, best remembered for his comic fictional creation, Wee Macgreegor. Known professionally as J J Bell, he was born in Hillhead, then a west-end suburb just beyond the Glasgow boundaries. In he wrote a memoir of his middle-class childhood, which included an affectionate portrait of his father, a tobacco manufacturer.
Bellwas a journalist and author. Bell was schooled at Kelvinside Academy and Morrison's Academy. He attended the University of Glasgowwhere he studied chemistry.