EDINBURGH: A Traveller's Reader

EDINBURGH: A Traveller's Reader

EDITED BY DAVID DAICHES    Book Number: 84288    Product format: Paperback

Life, customs and morals, bookselling, Tartan pageantry, to the Edinburgh Festival 1947 as observed by Eric Linklater, here are extracts from diaries, letters, memoirs and novels, biographies from the famous like Boswell, Cockburn and John Knox. With its grey looming walls of the Castle, rivalry among the great families of Scotland leading to acts of violence (notably the killing of the young Earl of Douglas in the Castle in 1440), Mary Queen of Scots fleeing to England in 1568, here is Old and New Edinburgh, with Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Highland Army, the rediscovery of Scottish regalia in the Castle, the prose works of Sir Walter Scott, the High Street and Canongate, strange animals, anti-union riots in 1706 from the letters of Daniel Defoe, to great fires, buildings and rebuildings, Holyrood, Parliament Square, the High Kirk of St. Giles, the Lawnmarket, the University, the Mound, Calton Hill, Arthur's Seat, the meadows on the South Side and further abroad to Leith and Newhaven. Thomas Carlyle walking on Princes Street and Dr Johnson on the High Street, to reeking slop-pails in the wynds and polite manners in the ballrooms, here is a multi-faceted view of the history of this city from early Celtic times to the present day. 229pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9781472141637
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