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Edinburgh: Literary Lives & Landscapes

History


by
David Carroll

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Format: EPUB

Page count: 160 pages

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Protection: DRM

Language: English

Edinburgh enjoys a long and impressive literary heritage and can claim connections with some of the world’s most famous writers. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott were all natives of the city, with Robert Burns, Charles Dickens, J M Barrie and Samuel Jackson were just a few of those who forged links with what William Corbett described as ‘the finest city in the kingdom’. Edinburgh has provided the setting for countless novels over the years, not least in more recent times with Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961) and Irvine Welsh’s Transportting (1993). Nowadays, the city hosts its annual International Book Festival, when, for a couple of weeks every August, authors and visitors from far and wide flock to Charlotte Square Gardens for ‘the biggest celebrations of the written word in the world’.

Edinburgh enjoys a long and impressive literary heritage and can claim connections with some of the world’s most famous writers. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott were all natives of the city, with Robert Burns, Charles Dickens, J M Barrie and Samuel Jackson were just a few of those who forged links with what William Corbett described as ‘the finest city in the kingdom’. Edinburgh has provided the setting for countless novels over… (more)

Edinburgh enjoys a long and impressive literary heritage and can claim connections with some of the world’s most famous writers. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott were all natives of the city, with Robert Burns, Charles Dickens, J M Barrie and Samuel Jackson were just a few of those who forged links with what William Corbett described as ‘the finest city in the kingdom’. Edinburgh has provided the setting for countless novels over the years, not least in more recent times with Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961) and Irvine Welsh’s Transportting (1993). Nowadays, the city hosts its annual International Book Festival, when, for a couple of weeks every August, authors and visitors from far and wide flock to Charlotte Square Gardens for ‘the biggest celebrations of the written word in the world’.

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