Edinburgh: A History of the City

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The late poet laureate, Sir John Betjeman, said that Edinburgh was the most beautiful city in Europe. Like some other great cities it is set on seven hills. But only one of these, Rome, rivals Edinburgh in matching the beauty of its setting with the stateliness of its buildings. A romantic landscape of sea and hills, broad vistas and hidden corners is embellished by a style of architecture combining stern classicism with antiquarian whimsy. Edinburgh, too, provides the backdrop to much of the dark drama of the Scottish past ...

Edinburgh: A History of the City 2010, Pan Publishing

ISBN-13: 9780330455794

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Edinburgh: A History of the City 2009, Macmillan, London

ISBN-13: 9780230703865

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