The Companion Guide to Edinburgh and the Borders

Long overdue: Revised, updated, freshly-illustrated Edinburgh joins the Companion Guide series, informative on Edinburgh's - and Scotland's - past and present.

The Companion Guide to Edinburgh and the Borders

Long overdue: Revised, updated, freshly-illustrated Edinburgh joins the Companion Guide series, informative on Edinburgh's - and Scotland's - past and present.

The Companion Guide to Edinburgh and the Border Country

One of the classic "Companion Guides", this is devoted to the city of Edinburgh and Scotland's border country.

The Companion Guide to Edinburgh and the Border Country

EDINBURGH is one of Europe's most elegant and cosmopolitan cities, the Old Town rebuilt on the medieval street plan after being burned down by the English in 1544, and the eighteenth-century classical New Town more extensive than anything else of its kind in Europe. Edinburgh was the capital of an independent kingdom for more than two hundred and fifty years, and it has the air of a capital, with buildings where kings were born or where some of their more prominent subjects were assassinated, streets once trodden by Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and a rich artistic life that comes into exhilarating full flower in August with the Edinburgh Festival. Edinburgh is also the gateway to some of the most spectacularly beautiful country in Britain: lying southward is the romantic landscape of the Borders, a country of ruined abbeys, castles that have withstood countless sieges, and great houses still owned by families 'that the Flood could not wash away'.

Edinburgh New Town

Wallace, Joyce, The Historic Houses of Edinburgh (Edinburgh: John Donald, 1987) Wallace, Joyce M., ... A. J., The Companion Guide to Edinburgh and the Borders (Edinburgh: Polygon Books, 2001) The Making of Classical Edinburgh (1966)

Edinburgh New Town

A comprehensive illustrated guide to Edinburgh's New Town. This book is all you'll need to get the most out of your visit to the New Town.

Edinburgh s Literary Heritage and How it Changed the World

Watt, Francis, The Book of Edinburgh Anecdotes (London, 1913) Wills, Elspeth, Scottish Firsts (Scottish Development Agency, Glasgow, 1985) Youngson, A. J., The Companion Guide to Edinburgh and the Borders (Polygon Books, Edinburgh, ...

Edinburgh s Literary Heritage and How it Changed the World

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

The Royal Mile

The Orygynale Cronykil of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1879). Youngson, A. J., The Companion Guide to Edinburgh and the Borders (Polygon Books: Edinburgh, 2001). Acknowledgements Thanks to the many tour guides in Edinburgh who.

The Royal Mile

A comprehensive illustrated guide to Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

The Companion Guide to Ireland

It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author ; who knows intimately the places and ... BURGUNDY · THE COUNTRY ROUND PARIS DEVON · EDINBURGH AND THE BORDERS FLORENCE - GASCONY AND THE DORDOGNE - GREECE ...

The Companion Guide to Ireland

As well as being a practical guide it's an exhilarating read... It is a delightful thing: anybody contemplaing crossing to Ireland for pleasure shouldn't think of going without consulting it. OBSERVER

The Companion Guide to Berlin

It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author , who knows intimately the places and people of whom he writes , and is able to communicate this knowledge and ... EDINBURGH AND THE BORDERS FLORENCE .

The Companion Guide to Berlin

Berlin's traumatic past and vibrant present explored and explained in a guide to the culture, buildings and society of the city.

The Companion Guide to Venice

THE COMPANION GUIDES It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author ; who knows ... BURGUNDY · THE COUNTRY ROUND PARIS DEVON · EDINBURGH AND THE BORDERS FLORENCE GASCONY AND THE DORDOGNE GREECE GREEK ...

The Companion Guide to Venice

`It offers all that the visitor with a concern for beauty and for leisurely sight-seeing will require.' Financial Times`If ever a guidebook were designed to be read as literature it is Mr Honour's. Even those who know Venice well and love it well will add to their appreciation from this seemingly endless store of information.' Economist

The Companion Guide to St Petersburg

THE COMPANION GUIDES It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author , who knows intimately the places and people of whom he writes ... THE COUNTRY ROUND PARIS DEVON EDINBURGH AND THE BORDERS FLORENCE.

The Companion Guide to St Petersburg

As a guide to the hidden city, reconstructed, imagined and remembered, as well as to St Petersburg today, this book is highly recommended. It will take you to parts of the city and corners of buildings that other guides do not reach and reveal stories that others do not tell.

The Companion Guide to Madrid and Central Spain

THE COMPANION GUIDES It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author ; who knows intimately the places and people of whom he ... THE COUNTRY ROUND PARIS DEVON · EDINBURGH AND THE BORDERS FLORENCE .

The Companion Guide to Madrid and Central Spain

The history and culture of Madrid, the cluster of historical cities at an easy distance (Segovia, Avila and Toledo) and the heartlands of Castile - the core of Spanish civilisation.

The Companion Guide to Wales

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The Companion Guide to Wales

A lively, informed, authoritative and entertaining account of what Wales has to offer native and newcomer alike. PLANET

The Companion Guide to Burgundy

THE COMPANION GUIDES It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author , who knows ... THE COUNTRY ROUND PARIS DEVON · EAST ANGLIA EDINBURGH AND THE BORDER COUNTRY GASCONY AND THE DORDOGNE · LONDON MADRID ...

The Companion Guide to Burgundy

For anyone planning a visit to Burgundy this Guide is indispensable. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

The Companion Guide to Paris

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The Companion Guide to Paris

`An exuberant performance' THE TIMES

The Companion Guide to London

THE COMPANION GUIDES It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author ; who knows ... BURGUNDY · THE COUNTRY ROUND PARIS DEVON · EDINBURGH AND THE BORDER COUNTRY FLORENCE · GASCONY AND THE DORDOGNE ...

The Companion Guide to London

Has strong claims to be among the best guidebooks ever written. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Calls our attention to everything beautiful, historic or curious left in the heart of London. SUNDAY TIMES

The Companion Guide to Mainland Greece

THE COMPANION GUIDES It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author ; who knows ... BURGUNDY · THE COUNTRY ROUND PARIS DEVON · EDINBURGH AND THE BORDER COUNTRY FLORENCE GASCONY AND THE DORDOGNE GREEK ...

The Companion Guide to Mainland Greece

When Brian de Jongh's two classic Companion Guides, 'Southern Greece' and 'Mainland Greece', were first published they were greeted with acclaim and immediately established themselves as essential guides. They have now been combined into this single volume, covering the whole of the Greek mainland. This new edition has been thoroughly revised by John Gandon (Brian de Jongh's nephew) and Geoffrey Graham-Bell, taking into account both new archaeological discoveries and recent development. Brian de Jongh combined an expert knowledge of history, archaeology and mythology with a profound understanding of the Greek people and a feeling for the landscape which inspired their myths and monuments: he describes a country that he loved and much of which Pausanias, writing almost two thousand years ago, would still recognise. This book is, more than ever, the most indispensable of all modern guides to Greece.

The Companion Guide to New York

THE COMPANION GUIDES It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author ; who knows ... BURGUNDY - THE COUNTRY ROUND PARIS DEVON · EDINBURGH AND THE BORDER COUNTRY FLORENCE - GASCONY AND THE DORDOGNE GREEK ...

The Companion Guide to New York

Written with unfailing common sense, as well as insight and affection... the perfect guide to this tremendous city OBSERVER A true traveller's companion and friend SUNDAY TELEGRAPH For more than thirty years Michael Leapman has been intimately involved with New York as a journalist, resident or frequent visitor. Here he takes readers with him on a series of walks through the heart of Manhattan and beyond, explaining how it came to be the world's most fabulous city, as well as revealing its present-day secrets. When the original edition of this incomparable guide was published in 1983, it won the Thomas Cook award as the guide book of the year. After he revised it in 1991 it was chosen by New York Magazine as the best of nearly a hundred books about the city. Now he has been back to retrace his steps. Thoroughly updated, this book is packed with inspiration, revelation, and sound practical advice. MICHAEL LEAPMAN lived in New York for seven years, as correspondent for The Times, reporting perceptively on the city's delights and foibles. He continues to visit New York regularly and to write about it for magazines and other newspapers. This is a reissue of a book first published in 1983 and last revised in 2000. It therefore includes references to and descriptions of the World Trade Center. These have been left in for historical interest.

The Companion Guide to the Lake District

It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author , who knows intimately the places and ... BURGUNDY THE COUNTRY ROUND PARIS DEVON · EAST ANGLIA EDINBURGH AND THE BORDER COUNTRY FLORENCE : GASCONY AND THE ...

The Companion Guide to the Lake District

Comprehensive guide to the Lake District, fully revised and updated.

The Companion Guide to Kent and Sussex

THE COMPANION GUIDES It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author ; who knows ... BURGUNDY · THE COUNTRY ROUND PARIS DEVON · EDINBURGH AND THE BORDER COUNTRY FLORENCE GASCONY AND THE DORDOGNE GREEK ...

The Companion Guide to Kent and Sussex

This is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of KEITH SPENCE's essential guide to two of the most beautiful - and often still unspoiled - counties in England, which on its first publication quickly established itself as the best available guide to the area. Mr Spence shows how much as yet survives and how rich, varied and fascinating this part of England still is. He writes sensitively and knowledgeably about buildings and architecture, and has a keen sense of the detail that gives identity to a place. There is much to be learned from this book, which maintains the high standard of the Companion Guide series. OBSERVER

The Companion Guide to Gascony and the Dordogne

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The Companion Guide to Gascony and the Dordogne

The corner of south-west France comprising Gascony and the Dordogne is the quintessence of provincial France. Many will be content to enjoy the douceur de vivre, the good food and the unspoiled countryside, but for those who are interested in the past this is rich terrain. Much of England's history between 1154 and 1453 was bound up with events in the region, as the French lands of Henry II remorselessly slipped from the grasp of the English kings. This is the land of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Gaston Phebus, the scene of Richard I's death, and of the Black Prince's triumphs and disasters. It is also the landscape in which some of the greatest medieval poetry and architecture was created; here many of the troubadours lived, and the lofty castles, Romanesque churches, and fortified villages of their time still beguile the traveller of today. RICHARD BARBER is an expert guide to the region and its history: he made his name as a medieval historian with biographies of Henry II and the Black Prince, and his important study The Knight and Chivalry is rooted in the society of the vast dukedoms of south-west France.

The Companion Guide to the South of Spain

THE COMPANION GUIDES It is the aim of these guides to provide a Companion in the person of the author ; who knows intimately the places and people of whom he writes , and is able to ... EDINBURGH AND THE BORDER COUNTRY FLORENCE .

The Companion Guide to the South of Spain

I value the traditional virtues of the Companion Guides... actually written by an individual rather than packaged by production teams... straightforward intelligent guides to cultural sites. BOOKSELLER Andalucia in its heyday, after the invasion of the Moors in 711, was famous for its wealth and fertility, and the province's Moorish character remains distinct; even before the Moors, the Phoenicians, the Romans and the Vandals had all been drawn to this beautiful land. The Moors cultivated science and the arts, and their influence was felt throughout western Europe - in the songs of the troubadours, the poems of Dante and the discoveries of Copernicus; their merchants enriched the province; their courtiers and architects set new standards of luxurious living. This glory finally ended in 1492, when the Christian armies of the Reconquista entered Granada, but much remains in the three Moorish towns of Cordoba, Seville and Granada, and the country round about, to recall the great times. Alfonso Lowe is an admirable guide, from the intricacies of the distinction between Mozarabic and Mudejar Moorish styles to the characteristic dishes to be found in restaurants and bars - and to the adjacent territories of Murcia and the greater part of Alicante.