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A Work of Beauty

A Work of Beauty

Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith

Location(s): Edinburgh

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

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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...

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Love is Blind

Love is Blind

Author(s): William Boyd

Location(s): Edinburgh, Paris, St Petersburg (Leningrad)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Late 19th & early 20th centuries

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This is William Boyd’s sweeping, heart-stopping new novel. Set at the end of the 19th century, it follows the fortunes of Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician, about to embark on the story of his life. When Brodie is...

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The Calling

The Calling

Author(s): Philip Caveney

Location(s): Edinburgh

Genre(s): Young Adult

Era(s): Contemoporary

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A boy wakes up on a train to Edinburgh.He is shocked to discover that no idea who he is or how he came to be on the train – and once off it, he finds himself immersed in the...

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The Right Attitude to Rain (Isabel Dalhousie 3)

The Right Attitude to Rain (Isabel Dalhousie 3)

Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith

Location(s): Edinburgh

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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The key to contentment in the Scottish climate is the right attitude to rain – just as in life the key to happiness lies in making the best of what you have. Bruised in love by her faithless Irish...

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Death at the Plague Museum

Death at the Plague Museum

Author(s): Lesley Kelly

Location(s): Edinburgh

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Three senior civil servants are dead or missing. As their brief is management of the deadly Virus, Bernard, Mona and the rest of the hard-pressed Health Enforcement Team are fighting not just a pandemic, but government secrets.

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Friends, Lovers, Chocolate

Friends, Lovers, Chocolate

Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith

Location(s): Edinburgh

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Isabel Dalhousie thinks often of friends, sometimes of lovers, and on occasion of chocolate. As an Edinburgh philosopher she is certain of where she stands. She can review a book called In Praise of Sin with panache and conviction,...

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The Christmas Cafe

The Christmas Cafe

Author(s): Amanda Prowse

Location(s): Edinburgh, Sydney

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Modern

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Bea does not believe in second chances. A widow at fifty-three, Bea knows she must accept that she will be alone forever. She buries her grief in hard work, and soon the deli she runs in Surry Hills has...

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44 Scotland Street (#1 44 Scotland Street)

44 Scotland Street (#1 44 Scotland Street)

Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith

Location(s): Edinburgh

Genre(s): Fiction, Humour

Era(s): Modern

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First in the series. The stories are centred around the residents of a house in Edinburgh, and offer slices of life through the different characters who live there and whose lives overlap. (A note in the introduction that this...

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A Kettle of Fish

A Kettle of Fish

Author(s): Ali Bacon

Location(s): Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Fife

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 2008

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Ailsa has just left school and should be living it up on a summer trip, but her plans are scuppered by her needy and secretive mother. In desperation she takes up with local fishmonger Ian. He’s good for her...

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Bertie Plays the Blues (#7 44 Scotland Street)

Bertie Plays the Blues (#7 44 Scotland Street)

Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith

Location(s): Edinburgh

Genre(s): Fiction, Humour

Era(s): Modern

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Even down to its well-set Georgian townhouses, Edinburgh is a hymn to measure and harmony. But on Scotland Street, domestic accord is in short supply. Matthew and Elspeth welcome three new arrivals, though the joys of multiple parenthood are...

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