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10%OFFMccall Smith - A Work of Beauty: Alexander McCall Smith's Edinburgh - 9781902419909 - V9781902419909
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A Work of Beauty: Alexander McCall Smith's Edinburgh

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Description for A Work of Beauty: Alexander McCall Smith's Edinburgh Paperback. 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. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBKSC; AMX; WQH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 257 x 210. .

'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 ... Read more

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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Product Details

Publisher
Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
Number of Pages
224
Place of Publication
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781902419909
SKU
V9781902419909
Shipping Time
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99-7

About Mccall Smith
Alexander McCall Smith enjoyed a distinguished career as a Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh, before turning to writing full-time. He is the author of over eighty books on a wide array of subjects, and his books have been translated into sixty-four languages.

Reviews for A Work of Beauty: Alexander McCall Smith's Edinburgh
'Sandy McCall Smith amazes fellow scribblers with his freshness and sheer verve. Having lived in Edinburgh for 20 years, I loved A Work of Beauty, his beautifully written evocation of the most beautiful city in the world.'
The Scotsman Books of the Year 2014
'Alexander McCall Smith has penned a love letter to Scotland’s capital … A Work ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for A Work of Beauty: Alexander McCall Smith's Edinburgh


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