A Sketchbook of Edinburgh

By Iain Fraser, Anne Fraser

Illustrator: Irina Cucu , Cat Outram , Keli Clark , Catherine Stevenson

Format: Hardback

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

Product Description


In this evocative book Iain and Anne Fraser take the reader, both visitor and resident, on a personal journey through the centre of one of the world's most unforgettable cities. Working with four talented local artists (Irina, Cat, Keli and Catherine) they reflect the character and cultural history of Edinburgh through 80 pages and 150 beautiful and original illustrations.

Their narrative describes the split personality of Scotland's capital city, from the subdued sophistication of a ‘dreich' February day to the flouncy and frivolous fun of the summer festival season. The dramatic character of Edinburgh and its history are world renowned. The authors highlight their favourite parts of the city centre and include a series of quirky stories discovered during their research gleaned from some of the many books written about the city.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Hardback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 17 Aug 2017
ISBN 9781780274874
Number of Pages 80

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'Sketches have been made whatever the weather, giving a lovely mix of bright and sunny summer imagery, atmospheric days with an air of menace in the rainy clouds and even the downright drench days when any Edinburger with an ounce of sense will stay firmly indoors ... the artists have truly done a credit to the city ... From the inside cover images featuring a variety of front doors from around the city, you can't help being hooked by this beautifully produced book. It's the perfect gift for anyone missing the architecture and landscape of Scotland's capital city'

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