9781902419862-1902419863-A Work of Beauty: Alexander McCall Smith's Edinburgh

A Work of Beauty: Alexander McCall Smith's Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781902419862
ISBN-10: 1902419863
Edition: 1st
Author: McCall Smith, Alexander
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland
Format: Hardcover
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ISBN-13: 9781902419862
ISBN-10: 1902419863
Edition: 1st
Author: McCall Smith, Alexander
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland
Format: Hardcover

Summary

Acknowledged authors McCall Smith, Alexander wrote A Work of Beauty: Alexander McCall Smith's Edinburgh comprising pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1902419863 and 9781902419862. Since then A Work of Beauty: Alexander McCall Smith's Edinburgh textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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"I love this city, and always shall. I write about it. I dream about it. I walk its streets and see something new each day - traces of faded lettering on the stone, still legible, but just; some facade that I have walked past before and not noticed; an unregarded doorway with the names, in brass, of those who lived there sixty years ago, the bell-pulls sometimes still in place, as if one might summon long-departed residents from their slumbers." Edinburgh is a city of stories - a place that has witnessed everything from great historical upheavals, to the individual lives of a remarkable cast of characters. Every spire, cobblestone, bridge, close and avenue has a tale to tell. In this sumptuous new book, Alexander McCall Smith curates his own, distinctive story of Edinburgh - combining his affectionate, incisive wit with a wealth of stunning imagery drawn from Scotland's national collection of architecture and archaeology. Through a series of photographs, maps, drawings and paintings - many never before published - he takes the reader on a unique tour. Just like the city's architecture, the book can move in an instant from sweeping views to secret, hidden vignettes. This is a story of famous landmarks and lost buildings; the people who made them; the people who lived in them. 'A Work of Beauty' is an intimate portrait of a city by one of Scotland's greatest storytellers.

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