Edinburgh - The Making of a Capital City

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Edinburgh - The Making of a Capital City

Edinburgh - The Making of a Capital City

  • Author : Edwards Brian Edwards
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  • Category : City planning
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Pages : 272
  • Release Date : 2019-07-29

This book provides a unique and comprehensive review of the making and re-making of Edinburgh over most of the last millennium. A series of themes of wide relevance are explored and discussed in the context of their impact upon the form of the city and its success as a capital. These include:*The European influence on urban and architectural form.*The synthesis of architecture, landscape and topography.*The dialogue between conservation and innovation.*The search for social, economic and cultural sustainability.*The role of governance and public action in urban ecology.A special feature of the book is the way the Old and New Towns are discussed as a connected problem of image and politics, rather than two isolated events in the history of the city. Likewise, the relations between the city centre, the suburban edge and beyond throughout the 20th century are examined holistically, allowing the reader to gain a broader perspective both of the city of today and of the future. What emerges is a city unique - at least in the UK - in terms of the care taken over its image and sense of identity, and the political and institutional investment made in preserving this.Key Features:*Deals with the development of the city in a holistic manner.*Relates the physical evolution of the city to wide social, cultural, economic and political movements in the UK and Europe.*Uses design, conservation, sustainability and governance as major structuring themes.*Presents fresh perspectives on the making and re-making of Edinburgh over a period of nearly 1,000 years.

Arts of Resistance is an original exploration that extends beyond the arts into the context of politics and political change. In three wide-ranging exchanges prompted by American blues singer Linda MacDonald-Lewis, artist Alexander Moffat and poet Alan Riach discuss cultural, political and artistic movements, the role of the artist in society and the effect of environment on artists from all disciplines. Arts of Resistance examines the lives and work of leading figures from Scotland's arts world in the twentieth century, concentrating on poets and artists but also including writers, musicians and architectural visionaries such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Patrick Geddes. Poets studied include Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley MacLean, Iain Crichton Smith, Edwin Morgan and Liz Lochhead; artists include William McTaggart, William Johnstone and the Scottish Colourists. The investigation into the connection between the arts and political culture includes historical issues, from British imperialism to a devolved Scotland. Finally, the contribution to poetry and art of each major Scottish city is discussed: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee. Highly illustrated with paintings and poems, Arts of Resistance is a beautifully produced book providing facts and controversial opinions.

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The Rough Guides Snapshot Scotland: Edinburgh is the ultimate travel guide to the capital of Scotland. It leads you through the city with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from Arthur's Seat to Edinburgh Castle. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife - plus a guide to the Edinburgh Festival - ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guides Snapshot Scotland: Edinburgh also covers the top places to visit outside the centre, including East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Scotland, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around Edinburgh, including transport, food, drink, accommodation, outdoor activities and costs. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Scotland. The Rough Guides Snapshot Scotland: Edinburgh is equivalent to 86 printed pages.

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Pocket Rough Guide British Breaks Edinburgh Make the most of your time on Earth with the ultimate travel guides. Entertaining, informative and stylish pocket guide to the best British break destinations. Discover the best of Edinburgh with this compact and entertaining pocket travel guide. This slim, trim treasure trove of trustworthy travel information is ideal for short-trip travellers and covers all the key sights (including Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Botanic Garden), restaurants, shops, cafés and bars, plus inspired ideas for day-trips, with honest and independent recommendations from our experts. Features of this travel guide to Edinburgh: - Compact format: packed with practical information, this is the perfect travel companion when you're out and about exploring Edinburgh - Honest and independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, our writers will help you make the most of your trip - Incisive area-by-area overviews: covering everywhere from the historic Royal Mile to trendy Leith and more, the practical 'Places' section provides all you need to know about must-see sights and the best places to eat, drink and shop - Time-saving itineraries: carefully planned routes will help inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences - Day-trips: venture further afield to Hopetoun House, Jupiter Artland or Rosslyn Chapel. This tells you why to go, how to get there, and what to see when you arrive - Travel tips and info: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting around, health, tourist information, festivals and events, plus an A-Z directory - Attractive user-friendly design: features fresh magazine-style layout, inspirational colour photography and colour-coded maps throughout Looking for a comprehensive travel guide to Scotland? Try The Rough Guide to Scotland for an informative and entertaining look at all the country has to offer. About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.

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Darwin and the Barnacle by Rebecca Stott, lavishly illustrated and superbly told, is the fascinating story of how genius sometimes proceeds through indirection - and how one small item of curiosity contributed to history's most spectacular scientific breakthrough.

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The Jacobite Rebellion of 1745-46 is one of the most important turning points in British history--in terms of national crisis every bit the equal of 1066 and 1940. The tale of Charles Edward Stuart, "Bonnie Prince Charlie," and his heroic attempt to regain his grandfather's (James II) crown--remains the stuff of legend: the hunted fugitive, Flora MacDonald, and the dramatic escape over the sea to the Isle of Skye. But the full story--the real history--is even more dramatic, captivating, and revelatory. Much more than a single rebellion, the events of 1745 were part of an ongoing civil war that threatened to destabilize the British nation and its empire. The Bonnie Prince and his army alone, which included a large contingent of Scottish highlanders, could not have posed a great threat. But with the involvement of Britain's perennial enemy, Catholic France, it was a far more dangerous and potentially catastrophic situation for the British crown. With encouragement and support from Louis XV, Charles's triumphant Jacobite army advanced all the way to Derby, a mere 120 miles from London, before a series of missteps ultimately doomed the rebellion to crushing defeat and annihilation at Culloden in April 1746--the last battle ever fought on British soil. Jacqueline Riding conveys the full weight of these monumental years of English and Scottish history as the future course of Great Britain as a united nation was irreversibly altered.

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Air travel is one of the safest modes of travel when we take into account the distances and freedom that it allows us. And yet, we still remain obsessed with aviation disasters. What caused these accidents? Whose fault was it? In her series of books, Why Planes Crash, Sylvia Wrigley investigates the worst aviation disasters of the twenty first century. Why Planes Crash: Casenotes 2001 is the first of the series. Wrigley has put together eleven of the most interesting incidents that the world saw in the year 2001. These include detailed a analysis of the disastrous runway incursion at Linate, the passenger interference leading to the Avjet Aspen Crash and why an Airbus A300 disintegrated over Queens. From bad weather to the engineering faults in the aircraft, the author critically looks into each factor that could have led to the crash. Her investigations and deep insight puts the reader into the position of a witness to the disaster and yet it is comprehensive enough for readers with no aviation knowledge to understand. “For those aviation enthusiasts that wish to delve beyond the sensationalist headlines on aviation accidents Sylvia Wrigley’s “Why Planes Crash” will satisfy their needs. Informative, critical and insightful.” ~HAL STOEN, STOENWORKS AVIATION “The author has done a remarkable job in not only researching the evidence of the accidents she covers and in putting across the problems of an investigation, but she has managed to do this in a way that will interest and appeal to a wide range of readers.” ~JOHN FARLEY OBE, AUTHOR OF VIEW FROM THE HOVER

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From 70 of the most successful mystery writers in the business, an invaluable guide to crafting mysteries—from character development and plot to procedurals and thrillers—“this is a writing guide that readers and writers will turn to again and again” (Booklist, starred review). Mystery Writers of America (MWA) is known for providing unparalleled resources on the craft, art, and business of storytelling, helping writers of all levels improve their skills for nearly a century. Now, this handbook helps authors navigate the ever-shifting publishing landscape—from pacing, plotting, the business side of publishing, to the current demand for diversity and inclusivity across all genres, and more. Featuring essays by a new generation of bestselling experts on various elements of the craft and shorter pieces of crowd-sourced wisdom from the MWA membership as a whole, the topics covered can be categorized as follows: —Before Writing (rules; genres; setting; character; research; etc.) —While Writing (outlining; the plot; dialogue; mood; etc.) —After Writing (agents; editors; self-pub; etc.) —Other than Novels (short stories; true crime; etc.) —Other Considerations (diverse characters; legal questions; criticism) Also included is a collection of essays from MWA published authors—including Jeffery Deaver, Tess Gerritsen, and Charlaine Harris—selected by bestselling authors Lee Child and Laurie King and arranged thematically answering, “What piece of writing advice do you wish you’d had at the beginning of your career?” “Everything you wanted to know about how to plan, draft, write, revise, publish, and market a mystery” (Kirkus Reviews), this inclusive manual provides practical, current, easily digestible advice for new and established authors alike.

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The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget has all you need to know for an out-of-this-world trip that won't affect your credit rating. Leave financial woes behind and get to grips with every corner of the continent, from awe-inspiring Stonehenge to the jaw-dropping Sistine Chapel, blissful beaches on Croatia's Brac and cool beers in Budapest's ruin pubs. Handy itineraries will help you decide your route, clear, colour-coded maps let you plan your days and gorgeous photos will have you rearing to go. Combined with in-depth descriptions of all the key sights and painstakingly researched recommendations for the best hostels, hotels, campsites, cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs, The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget reveals the continent in all its glory, without breaking the bank. And if you do feel like splashing out occasionally, "treat yourself" boxes offer inspiration - take a dip in the rooftop pool at Bath's Thermae Spa or track down Wroclaw's most mouthwatering pierogi, for example. Make the most of your European adventure with The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget that includes countries like Albania, Austria, Belgium & Luxembourg, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine.

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edinburgh – the beauty in the north Edinburgh. Nestled in an idyllic natural landscape between the shores of the Firth of Forth and the volcanic hills that are the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. A small capital, on the fringe of Europe – but so much more, and with so much more to discover. Climb King Arthur’s Seat for a view of the rugged scenery that surrounds the city. Discover buildings, streets and areas with histories richer and deeper than Edinburgh’s emblematic castle. When the weather turns, take shelter in breathtaking museums and galleries like the National Museum of Scotland or the little Writers’ Museum – many of them absolutely free. Partake of a pub experience like no other, or join a traditional Ceilidh dance evening. Around every corner, the charm of small shops, cafes and restaurants invite you to abide and wander. No doubt you’ll want to join in a malt whisky tasting – or perhaps you’ll even pluck up the courage to try Scotland’s famed and infamous national dish, Haggis? But for all this delightful city’s charms, don’t miss your chance to venture out and discover the treasures that wait just outside it. Enjoy the gentle sea breeze in Portobello – the Brighton of the North. Lose yourself in the mystic atmosphere of Rosslyn Chapel, immortalized in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. Enjoy discovering!

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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s Pocket Edinburgh is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take in the views and the history from Edinburgh Castle, go whisky tasting, visit the Queen’s official residence, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and stroll the ordered elegance of New Town – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Edinburgh and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Pocket Edinburgh: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Free, convenient pull-out map (included in print version), plus over 16 colour neighbourhood maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers the Old Town, New Town, West End, Dean Village, Stockbridge, Leith, South Edinburgh, Holyrood, Arthur’s Seat, Rosslyn Chapel and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Pocket Edinburgh is our colourful, easy to use and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, providing on-the-go assistance for those seeking the best sights and experiences on a short visit or weekend away. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Scotland guide for an in-depth look at all the country has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times ‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia) *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017 Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

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This is the full, original 1935 operational manual for the Morris Fifteen Six, a car produced by the Morris Motors Limited company. It includes detailed directions for the efficient management and upkeep of Morris Fifteen Six cars, with instructions on how to properly operate and drive them. This volume will be of considerable utility to owners of this wonderful vintage car, and it is not to be missed by collectors of allied literature. Contents include: “Bore”, “Stroke”, “Cubic Capacity”, “Wheelbase”, “Track”, “Tyre Size”, “Wheel Size”, “Gear Ratios—1st”, “Gear Ratios—2nd”, “Gear Ratios—3rd”, “Gear Ratios—4th”, “Gear Ratios—Reverse”, “Sparking Plugs”, “Petrol Tank Capacity”, “Engine Oil Capacity”, “Gearbox Oil Capacity”, “Rear Axle oil Capacity”, “Total Water Capacity”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.

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From sipping scotch and sampling haggis to touring castles and historic museums, make the most of your Scottish adventure with Moon Edinburgh, Glasgow & the Isle of Skye. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries such as one to three days in Edinburgh and Glasgow, two days in the Highlands, and four days on the Isle of Skye that can be expanded or combined into a longer trip, including day trips to Loch Lomond, Ben Nevis, and more Strategic advice for art lovers, history buffs, road trippers, and more Explore the Cities: Walk along Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile from the Edinburgh Castle to the Queen's Scottish Palace or climb the Arthur's Seat peak. Sample authentic haggis and dine at innovative new restaurants. Catch a traditional music performance in Glasgow (the UNESCO City of Music!) or chat with locals at a corner pub over folk music and a pint Escape the Crowds: Hike through wild moors and pine forests to deserted villages on Skye, sip your way through Islay's whisky distilleries, or take a seaplane over Loch Lomond for dramatic views of the Highlands Valuable perspective from Scotland expert Sally Coffey Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Background information on the landscape, history, and cultural customs of Scotland Handy tools such as visa information, a glossary and list of Scottish phrases, and helpful tips for seniors, disability access, families with children, LGBTQ visitors, and travelers of color With Moon Edinburgh, Glasgow & the Isle of Skye's practical tips and local insight, you can plan your trip your way. Exploring beyond Scotland? Check out Moon London Walks or Moon Ireland.

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Jake Walker just wants to be left alone to do his job in peace under the rustling pecan trees. He’s had enough of love and heartbreak to last him a lifetime. And he is not thrilled about his boss’ announcement to call in an outsider to “help” restore the orchard. Even if that outsider is whip-smart and comes with gorgeous green eyes. Cress McBride knows she’s running away. From a broken heart and a fizzling career. But it turns out that her biggest task might not be healing the ailing trees of her grandfather’s orchard. It will be cracking the tough exterior of her new co-worker, the grumpy farm manager who makes her insides melt with just one glance. Sometimes, love drives you just a little nuts… The sweet, small-town romance that begins the Midnight Bluff series from Susan E. Farris.

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Defenders against evil. Bound by the gods. The Dark Warriors are taking their battle from ancient Scotland to the modern world—where a woman's love can set them free... A HEART IN HIDING For ten long years, Tara has been a woman on the run, hiding from the magic-wielding Warriors and Druids of modern-day Scotland. Now, as a tour guide at a remote Highland castle, she hopes to finally escape her past—until one impossibly gorgeous man enters her life...and exposes her wildest secrets. A WARRIOR IN LOVE For centuries, Ramsey MacDonald has concealed his strength and skill as part Warrior, part Druid, for fear of unleashing the full force of his power. But when he takes Tara into his arms—and seals their fate with a kiss—Ramsey will have to fight for her love...though it may mean losing control of the magic inside him. Don't miss the other Dark Warriors: MIDNIGHT'S MASTER, MIDNIGHT'S LOVER, and MIDNIGHT'S SEDUCTION. Available now. Also, the spin-off series and e-book exclusive, The Dark Kings: DARK CRAVING (#1), NIGHT'S AWAKENING (#2) and DAWN'S DESIRE (#3). Available now.

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Bound by the gods. Champions against evil. The Dark Warriors have taken their battle from ancient Scotland to the modern world—where a woman's love is the greatest danger of all... DEEPER THAN DESIRE Dr. Veronica Reid is a world-renowned archeologist whose Druid abilities help her to unearth ancient magical items. The arrival of the all-too-attractive and charismatic Arran MacCarrick puts her on the defensive when he begins to question how she really finds her artifacts...until an unknown foe attacks and Ronnie discovers that Arran has a secret as great as her own. Together, they unleash an all-consuming passion that won't be denied... STRONGER THAN FATE Immortal Warrior Arran is on a mission to find the spell to bind the god within him. But one look at the impossibly beautiful Ronnie and he knows there is more to her than meets the eye. With danger lurking around every corner and an undeniable hunger that grows with every kiss, Arran must reveal who he is to keep Ronnie from his nemesis. Now he is left with no choice but to fight—or fall—for the woman he loves...

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*INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* *INSTANT #1 INDIE BESTSELLER* *INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER* *A REESE'S YA BOOK CLUB PICK* "Schwartz's magical novel is at once gripping and tender, and the intricate plot is engrossing as the reader tries to solve the mystery. She doesn't miss a beat in either the characterization or action, scattering clues with a delicate, precise hand. This is, in the end, the story of the anatomy of the human heart." - Booklist (starred review) Dana Schwartz’s Anatomy: A Love Story is a gothic tale full of mystery and romance. Hazel Sinnett is a lady who wants to be a surgeon more than she wants to marry. Jack Currer is a resurrection man who’s just trying to survive in a city where it’s too easy to die. When the two of them have a chance encounter outside the Edinburgh Anatomist’s Society, Hazel thinks nothing of it at first. But after she gets kicked out of renowned surgeon Dr. Beecham’s lectures for being the wrong gender, she realizes that her new acquaintance might be more helpful than she first thought. Because Hazel has made a deal with Dr. Beecham: if she can pass the medical examination on her own, Beecham will allow her to continue her medical career. Without official lessons, though, Hazel will need more than just her books—she’ll need corpses to study. Lucky that she’s made the acquaintance of someone who digs them up for a living. But Jack has his own problems: strange men have been seen skulking around cemeteries, his friends are disappearing off the streets, and the dreaded Roman Fever, which wiped out thousands a few years ago, is back with a vengeance. Nobody important cares—until Hazel. Now, Hazel and Jack must work together to uncover the secrets buried not just in unmarked graves, but in the very heart of Edinburgh society.

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This riveting series goes beyond the news clips and investigates the most harrowing and inexplicable plane crashes from 2001-2003. Appearing for the first time in a bundle, this book contains thirty-three incidents and accidents from the series so far. Please note that this is a compilation of the existing three books and does not include new content. Every chapter features a detailed walk-through of a real-life air emergency. The author combines official investigation reports and modern media coverage as well as cockpit and ATC transcripts to take the reader through these accidents and near-misses. Why Planes Crash offers an exciting and compelling look at the critical moments which define an aviation accident, explaining both the how and the why of catastrophic accidents in modern times. From disintegrating airliners to in-flight suicide to maintenance shortcuts, the author critically looks into each factor that might have lead to the crash. Her investigations and deep insight aim to make the reader into a witness to the investigation and yet it is comprehensive enough for anyone with no aviation knowledge to understand. “For those aviation enthusiasts that wish to delve beyond the sensationalist headlines on aviation accidents Sylvia Spruck Wrigley's "Why Planes Crash" will satisfy their needs. Informative, critical and insightful.” ~HAL STOEN, STOENWORKS AVIATION “The author has done a remarkable job in not only researching the evidence of the accidents she covers and in putting across the problems of an investigation, but she has managed to do this in a way that will interest and appeal to a wide range of readers.” ~JOHN FARLEY OBE, AUTHOR OF VIEW FROM THE HOVER

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Stories are everywhere... Exploring the great plots from Plato to The Matrix and from Tolstoy to Toy Story, this is a book for anyone who wants to unlock any narrative and learn to create their own. With startling and original insights into how we construct stories, this is a creative writing book like no other. It will show you how to read and write better.

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The Rough Guide Snapshot Edinburgh is the ultimate travel guide to the magnificent Scottish capital. It guides you through the city and its environs with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from dramatic Edinburgh Castle to the dazzling Scottish Parliament and elegant Princes Street to culinary hotspot Leith, with a special feature on the Edinburgh Festival. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Scotland, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the country, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, festivals and outdoor activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Scotland. Full coverage: Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Holyrood, the Scottish Parliament, Arthur's Seat, National Museum of Scotland, Princes Street, Calton Hill, Stockbridge and Dean Village, the West End, Leith, the Pentland Hills and the Lothians. (Equivalent printed page extent 110 pages).

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For fans who have been been waiting to devour Darker After Midnight, as well as new readers tempted by the seductive thrills of her Midnight Breed novels, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian offers up a tantalizing appetizer in A Taste of Midnight. In this spellbinding eBook novella of otherworldly desire, a woman whose destiny was born from a blood kiss discovers that second chances do come . . . even for immortals. A shimmering holiday gala lights up an ancient castle in the Scottish Highlands, but beautiful widowed Breedmate Danika MacConn feels alone in the crowd. Even among the friends and festivity of the Darkhaven celebration, she can’t forget her lost love, a fallen warrior of the Order. Her brief return to her mate’s homeland has become treacherous after rejecting the advances of a dangerous Edinburgh crime boss with a taste for blood sport. As Danika seeks to expose the vampire and his dark trade, she discovers an unexpected ally in his forbidding, enigmatic henchman, Brannoc, a man who exudes heat, danger, and dark menace—and seems somehow achingly familiar. Bran has his own reasons for wanting to keep Dani out of his employer’s business . . . and his own secrets he means to keep buried. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a woman who tempts the wildest part of his Breed nature—especially when that woman is Danika MacConn, the one woman capable of bringing him to his knees. Contains a preview of Lara Adrian’s Darker After Midnight!

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn. Handsome, accomplished, and charming, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, staked his claim to the English throne by marrying Mary Stuart, who herself claimed to be the Queen of England. It was not long before Mary discovered that her new husband was interested only in securing sovereign power for himself. Then, on February 10, 1567, an explosion at his lodgings left Darnley dead; the intrigue thickened after it was discovered that he had apparently been suffocated before the blast. After an exhaustive reevaluation of the source material, Alison Weir has come up with a solution to this enduring mystery. Employing her gift for vivid characterization and gripping storytelling, Weir has written one of her most engaging excursions yet into Britain’s bloodstained, power-obsessed past.

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For centuries, Malcolm has struggled against the forces of darkness—and bears the scars to prove it. Hardened by a lifetime of fighting, he is more warrior than man, incapable of feeling love or compassion. But one stormy night, he pulls a beautiful woman from a car wreck—and experiences a rush of fiery emotion that could melt even the hardest of hearts. Since childhood, Evangeline Walker has felt the magic growing inside her. Descended from Druids, she is the perfect vessel for ancient magic—and evil. Evie knows she should trust no one, not even Malcolm, whose strong touch and tender kiss she craves. But after she makes a devil's bargain to save her half-brother, this fearsome warrior may be the only man who can protect her—with his heart, his body, and his soul... Midnight's Promise is a Dark Warriors novel from Donna Grant.

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This short novella is the story of a love affair. A young man goes up to Edinburgh University. Lonely, he writes letters to his mother and to his best friend Paul. He tells them about the city, about the people he has met, the books he has read. Then one day he meets a girl, Kate. Almost from that moment he is lost. Intoxicated, agonized, his love for Kate becomes all consuming, obsessive. He believes she loves him too, but she is already committed to another, and his focus changes to an intense exploration of what love really means.Astonishing in its intensity and the beauty of its language, The Cloud of Dust has all the makings of a cult bestseller

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Defenders against evil. Bound by the gods. The Dark Warriors are taking their battle from ancient Scotland to the modern world—where a woman's love can set them free... A WARRIOR'S PASSION Driven by the fierce god within him, highlander Ian Kerr is sworn to fight for the land he loves—and the brother he lost. But when he's transported four centuries into the future, he finds himself fighting his own desires—for a beautiful, bewitching woman who could hold a warrior spellbound... A WOMAN'S MAGIC Danielle Buchanan has heard the legends. She has felt the power of Druid blood in her veins. But she has never known a man as fearsome—or as haunted—as the warrior Ian. With her magic, Dani must help him fight an ancient evil. With her heart, she must join him in his quest. But only with her soul can she free him from his curse...and seal their fates together. Don't miss the other Dark Warriors: MIDNIGHT'S MASTER, MIDNIGHT'S SEDUCTION and MIDNIGHT'S WARRIOR. Available now. Also, the spin-off series and e-book exclusive, The Dark Kings: DARK CRAVING (#1), NIGHT'S AWAKENING (#2) and DAWN'S DESIRE (#3). Available now.

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Defenders against evil. Bound by the gods. The Dark Warriors are taking their battle from ancient Scotland to the modern world—where a woman's love can set them free... SEDUCED BY PASSION Captivating and enticing, Saffron Fletcher is a rarity in the Druid world—a Seer. She is the ultimate prize in an epic battle. After suffering horrendously at the hands of evil, her thirst for justice is all that keeps her going. Can she put her trust in the sinfully gorgeous, wonderfully dangerous Warrior who haunts her dreams and promises retribution for their common enemy? ENSLAVED BY DESIRE Camdyn MacKenna is hungry for revenge...until he falls prey to Saffron's seductive magic. She enchants him like no other. But if Camdyn yields to her allure, will he be strong enough to defeat their sworn enemy—and resist the rising forces of evil that could destroy their love forever? Don't miss the other Dark Warriors: MIDNIGHT'S MASTER, MIDNIGHT'S LOVER, and MIDNIGHT'S SEDUCTION. Available now. Also, the spin-off series and e-book exclusive, The Dark Kings: DARK CRAVING (#1), NIGHT'S AWAKENING (#2) and DAWN'S DESIRE (#3). Available now.

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Ever since that fateful night, he can't stop thinking about her. A timeless beauty in a nightclub, she moved across the dance floor like an angel, surrendering to the music—and casting a spell that could only be magic. When Phelan took her in his arms and kissed her, the Highlander knew this was no ordinary woman. This was a Druidess who could fulfill his every desire—or destroy him completely... She is a mystery—a woman on the run, hunted by two different men. As much as she longs to be captured by the magnificent warrior Phelan, she knows she must resist the temptation. A vengeful evil is stalking her, watching her every move—a madman who will stop at nothing to possess her power. Once, she sold a piece of her soul for magic. Is she willing to risk Phelan's life, and give up her heart...for love? Midnight's Temptation is a Dark Warriors novel from New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.

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As the tourist industry becomes increasingly important to communities around the world, the need to develop tourism in a sustainable manner has also become a primary concern. This impressive collection of international case studies addresses this crucial issue by asking what local communities can contribute to sustainable tourism, and what sustainability can offer these local communities in return. The role of the community in environmental, cultural and economic sustainability is highlighted in an extraordinary variety of contexts, ranging from inner-city Edinburgh to rural northern Portugal and the beaches of Indonesia. Individually, the investigations in this text present a wealth of original research and source material, while collectively, they illuminate and clarify the term 'community' - the meaning of which, it is argued, is vital to understanding how sustainable tourism development can be implemented in practice.

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Railways have been used for the carriage of mail since soon after the Liverpool & Manchester Railway opened in 1830, the development of the first travelling post offices following, enabling the Post Office to achieve maximum efficiencies in mail transportation. As the rail network grew the mail network grew with it, reaching a peak with the dedicated mail trains that ran between London and Aberdeen. The Post Office also turned to railways when it sought a solution to the London traffic that hindered its operations in the Capital, obtaining powers to build its own narrow gauge, automatic underground railway under the streets to connect railway stations and sorting offices. Although construction and completion were delayed by the First World War, the Post Office (London) Railway was eventually brought into use and was an essential part of Post Office operations for many years. Changing circumstances brought an end to both the travelling post offices and the underground railway but mail is still carried, in bulk, by train and a part of the railway has found a new life as the Mail Rail tourist attraction. Author Peter Johnson has delved into the archives and old newspapers to uncover the inside story of the Post Office and its use of railways to carry the mail for nearly 200 years.

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First in an exclusive four-part e-serial by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant A new tale of The Dark Warriors—powerful Highlanders who are bound by the gods and have taken their battle from ancient Scotland to the modern world, where a woman's love is the most dangerous lure of all... Phelan has been on her trail ever since she walked away from him and the scorching kiss they shared two months ago in the middle of a nightclub. He didn't expect her to run. After all, women don't run from him...they beg to tangle his sheets. He's even more surprised that he can't let this one go and that she haunts his dreams, leaving him panting for more. When he finally manages to find her, all he can think about is pleasure—hers and his. Then its too late. He is being pulled into a plot that he does not fully understand. All Phelan knows is that he cannot walk away from her. She is his... Praise for Donna Grant and her Dark Warrior novels: "Grant delivers plenty of dark doings and dangerous magic, all while providing memorable characters."—RT Book Reviews "These are some of the hottest brothers around in paranormal fiction."—Nocturne Romance Reads "A handsome stranger, laughter, mind-blowing sex...a steamy read."—Heroes and Heartbreakers on Midnight's Master

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First in Midnight's Promise: an exclusive four-part e-serial by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant A new tale of The Dark Warriors—powerful Highlanders who are bound by the gods have brought their ancient battle to the modern world, where a woman's love is the most dangerous lure of all... Malcolm is a Highland Warrior--fierce, powerful, unstoppable--living among us. Tormented by the god bound inside of him and haunted by the darkness he fights to keep at bay. He has kept himself apart, even from others of his kind. That is, until he sees...her. Evelyn is a woman of stunning beauty, brains and determination, who is searching for answers to her own mysterious past. But he also recognizes a loneliness in her and a desire to be awakened. He should stay away from her at all costs, but the powerful, sensual pull she has over him is too much for him to resist...even if it means that she will discover things about him that he wants to keep buried.

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Lonely Planet Scotland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip the water of life, whisky, in an ancient pub, trace the trails of the clanspeople fleeing Glen Coe, or play a round in St Andrew's, golf's spiritual home; all with your trusted travel companion.

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The fascinating history of Edinburgh’s astonishing literary legacy. Covering authors, books, journals, ideas, festivals, attractions and landmarks.

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The thrilling conclusion in the exclusive four-part e-serial Midnight's Promise by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant A new tale of The Dark Warriors—powerful Highlanders who are bound by the gods have brought their ancient battle to the modern world, where a woman's love is the most dangerous lure of all... All bets are off. Malcolm will stop at nothing to save his soulmate. With Evie by his side, she and Malcolm must fight the deadliest foe he's ever known if he's to keep the love of his life. Oh yes, and there is the matter of saving the world from darkness incarnate...

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A vibrant portrait of the talented and entrepreneurial women who defined an era in Cairo. One of the world’s most multicultural cities, twentieth-century Cairo was a magnet for the ambitious and talented. During the 1920s and ’30s, a vibrant music, theater, film, and cabaret scene flourished, defining what it meant to be a “modern” Egyptian. Women came to dominate the Egyptian entertainment industry—as stars of the stage and screen but also as impresarias, entrepreneurs, owners, and promoters of a new and strikingly modern entertainment industry. Raphael Cormack unveils the rich histories of independent, enterprising women like vaudeville star Rose al-Youssef (who launched one of Cairo’s most important newspapers); nightclub singer Mounira al-Mahdiyya (the first woman to lead an Egyptian theater company) and her great rival, Oum Kalthoum (still venerated for her soulful lyrics); and other fabulous female stars of the interwar period, a time marked by excess and unheard-of freedom of expression. Buffeted by crosswinds of colonialism and nationalism, conservatism and liberalism, “religious” and “secular” values, patriarchy and feminism, this new generation of celebrities offered a new vision for women in Egypt and throughout the Middle East.

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Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments by T. L. Huchu is the second spellbinding book in the Edinburgh Nights series. "Stupendously engaging." – Ben Aaronovitch, bestselling author of Rivers of London Some secrets are meant to stay buried When Ropa Moyo discovered an occult underground library, she expected great things. She’s really into Edinburgh’s secret societies – but turns out they are less into her. So instead of getting paid to work magic, she’s had to accept a crummy unpaid internship. And her with bills to pay and a pet fox to feed. Then her friend Priya offers her a job on the side. Priya works at Our Lady of Mysterious Maladies, a very specialized hospital, where a new illness is resisting magical and medical remedies alike. The first patient was a teenage boy, Max Wu, and his healers are baffled. If Ropa can solve the case, she might earn as she learns – and impress her mentor, Sir Callander. Her sleuthing will lead her to a lost fortune, an avenging spirit and a secret buried deep in Scotland’s past. But how are they connected? Lives are at stake and Ropa is running out of time. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Defenders against evil. Bound by the gods. The Dark Warriors are taking their battle from ancient Scotland to the modern world—where a woman's love can set them free... A MYSTERY OUT OF TIME Gwynn Austin has no idea why her father has disappeared on a mysterious trip to Scotland. When she goes on a desperate mission to search for him she finds more than she bargains for in a ruggedly handsome, wickedly exciting Highlander who exudes danger and mystery. And when she discovers her own link to Scotland, she'll have to trust her heart to help lead her... A LEGEND IN THE FLESH Propelled through time by powerful Druid Magic, Logan Hamilton uses his immortality and powers of the god inside him to help prevent the awakening of an ancient evil in the modern world. He never expects to find help in the form of a beautiful, alluring, and all too tempting woman whose passion and strength matches his own. Together, Logan and Gywnn must fight for their love—before a demon from the past destroys them both... Don't miss the other Dark Warriors: MIDNIGHT'S LOVER, MIDNIGHT'S SEDUCTION and MIDNIGHT'S WARRIOR. Available now. Also, the spin-off series and e-book exclusive, The Dark Kings: DARK CRAVING (#1), NIGHT'S AWAKENING (#2) and DAWN'S DESIRE (#3). Available now.

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Many non-Indian readers find the historical and cultural references in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children demanding. In his close reading of the novel, Neil ten Kortenaar offers post-colonial literary strategies for understanding Midnight's Children that also challenge some of the prevailing interpretations of the novel. Using hybridity, mimicry, national allegory, and cosmopolitanism, all key critical concepts of postcolonial theory, ten Kortenaar reads Midnight's Children as an allegory of history, as a Bildungsroman and psychological study of a burgeoning national consciousness, and as a representation of the nation. He shows that the hybridity of Rushdie's fictional India is not created by different elements forming a whole but by the relationship among them. Self, Nation, Text in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children also makes an original argument about how nation-states are imagined and how national consciousness is formed in the citizen. The protagonist, Saleem Sinai, heroically identifies himself with the state, but this identification is beaten out of him until, in the end, he sees himself as the Common Man at the mercy of the state. Ten Kortenaar reveals Rushdie's India to be more self-conscious than many communal identities based on language: it is an India haunted by a dark twin called Pakistan; a nation in the way England is a nation but imagined against England. Mistrusting the openness of Tagore's Hindu India, it is both cosmopolitan and a specific subjective location.

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