The Literary Companion to Edinburgh traces Edinburgh's history from the Castle and the Royal Mile to the New Town and the surrounding villages, in a path which can be walked by the visiting reader.
pCharting Edinburgh's literary past and present, it is a fascinating portrait of this cultural capital as seen and recorded by writers through the centuries.
Andrew Lownie was born in 1961 and was educated in Britain and America. He read history at Magdalene College, Cambridge where he was President of the Union. He went on to gain an MSc at Edinburgh University and spend a year at the College of Law in London.
After a period as a bookseller and journalist, he began his publishing career as the graduate trainee at Hodder & Stoughton. In 1985 became an agent at John Farquharson, now part of Curtis Brown, and the following year became the then youngest director in British publishing when he was appointed a director.
Since 1984 he has written...
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