David Daiches - Edinburgh: A Traveller's Reader - Little, Brown Book Group

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781472141835
    • Publication date:05 Dec 2017
Books in this series

Edinburgh: A Traveller's Reader

By David Daiches

  • Paperback
  • £10.99

A collection of writings on Edinburgh that makes the city a thousandfold more captivating with a kaleidoscope of insights into its inheritance.

Edinburgh is a city whose history is written on its face. The Old Town on its crowded rock, sloping down from the Castle to Holyroodhouse, has not significantly changed its atmosphere since the turbulent fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, when riots, processions, or public executions jammed the High Street. And the very different era that followed the bloody religious wars of the seventeenth century is epitomized by the elegant streets and squares of the New Town - the eighteenth-century Enlightenment whose writers, philosophers and lawyers made Edinburgh famous.

This anthology of extracts from letters, memoirs, diaries, novels and biographies of interesting visitors and inhabitants, including the writings of Scott, Boswell, Cockburn, John Knox and many others, recreates for today's visitors the drama, the history, and the life of the city in buildings and places that can still be visited. The daring Scottish recapture of the Castle from the English in 1313; the confrontation between Calvinist John Knox and Catholic Mary Queen of Scots in Holyroodhouse; an eye-witness account of the execution of Montrose at the Mercat Cross in 1650; reeking slop-pails in the wynds and polite manners in the ballrooms. . .

Biographical Notes

David Daiches, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Royal Society of Edinburgh, grew up in Edinburgh and was educated there, then Oxford. His two-volume Critical History of English Literature accompanies a wealth of literary studies and historical, critical and topographical writing on Scottish subjects.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781472141637
  • Publication date: 05 Dec 2017
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Robinson
A little miracle of space...this book makes his city a thousandfold more captivating by his kaleidoscope of insights on its inheritance. — Owen Dudley Edwards, The Scotsman
Moon Travel

Moon Tulum (Second Edition)

Gary Chandler, Liza Prado
Authors:
Gary Chandler, Liza Prado

With idyllic beaches, rustic cabañas, and the turquoise sea, Tulum has all the makings of a perfect getaway. Immerse yourself with Moon Tulum. Inside you'll find:Strategic itineraries for any timeline or budget for families, honeymooners, history buffs, adventurers, and moreActivities and unique ideas: Wander the ancient ruins of Chichén Itza or climb the second-highest Maya pyramid at Cobá. Kayak through mangrove forests and snorkel the world's longest underground river system. See parrots, toucans, and even jaguars at the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, and bike from temple to temple on wide forest paths. Sunbathe by the pool or relax in an oceanfront cabaña with your favorite beachy cocktail The best spots for sports and recreation, including sailing, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, kiteboarding, and diving or snorkeling along reefs and in cenotes, eerily beautiful underground poolsExpert insight from seasoned adventurers Gary Chandler and Liz PradoHonest advice on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, from charming seaside hotels to eco-friendly bungalowsDetailed maps and full-color photos throughoutThorough information on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and local cultureFull coverage of Tulum, Cobá, The Costa Maya, Laguan Bacalar, Ek'Balam, Chetumal, the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, and Chichén ItzáWith Moon Tulum's expert advice, myriad activities, and local know-how on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.

Rick Steves

Rick Steves Paris 2019

Gene Openshaw, Rick Steves, Steve Smith
Authors:
Gene Openshaw, Rick Steves, Steve Smith

Explore every centimeter of Paris, from the top of the Eiffel tower to the ancient catacombs below the city: with Rick Steves on your side, Paris can be yours!Inside Rick Steves Paris 2019 you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring ParisRick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from Notre-Dame and the Palace of Versailles to where to find the perfect croissantHow to connect with culture: Stroll through open-air markets, take in the works of Degas, and practice your french with locals at sun-dappled cafés Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a glass of vin rougeSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums and churchesDetailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, French phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downAnnually updated information on the Historic Core, Left Bank, Opera Neighborhood, Champs-Elysees, Marais neighborhood, Montmartre, and more, as well as day trips to Versailles, Chartres, Giverny, and Auvers-sur-Oise

Moon Travel

Moon Los Angeles (First Edition)

Halli Jastaran Faulkner
Authors:
Halli Jastaran Faulkner

Experience the Life of the City with Moon Travel Guides!From the glittering Pacific Ocean to charming neighborhoods and towering skyscrapers, Los Angeles is a kinetic cultural melting pot. Explore it all with Moon Los Angeles.Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps, or follow one of our self-guided neighborhood walksSee the Sights: Stroll the Walk of Fame and see Grauman's Chinese Theater, browse hipster boutiques in Silver Lake, or take surfing lessons on Venice Beach. Listen to the classics at the stunning Disney Concert Hall, stroll the quirky Santa Monica Pier, or go back in time at the stunning Getty VillaGet a Taste of the City: LA is a melting pot of incredible cuisine: think perfect soup dumplings, kogi tacos, and the best mole you'll find outside OaxacaBars and Nightlife: Relax over a craft beer in trendy gastropubs or discover vibrant nightclubs and hidden speakeasies featuring innovative and classic cocktailsTrusted Advice: LA transplant Halli Jastaran Faulkner shares her love of this bright, sprawling metropolisStrategic Itineraries: See the best of the City of Angels with itineraries designed for families, film buffs, beach bums, artist, and more Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps so you can explore on your ownHandy Tools: Background information on the landscape, history, and culture, plus an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go, packaged in a book light enough to toss in your beach bagWith Moon Los Angeles's practical tips and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.Looking to experience more world-class cities? Try Moon Chicago or Moon Seattle. Hitting the road? Check out Moon California Road Trip.

Moon Travel

Moon Charleston & Savannah (Eighth Edition)

Jim Morekis
Authors:
Jim Morekis
Rick Steves

Rick Steves Italy 2019

Rick Steves
Authors:
Rick Steves

From the Mediterranean to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta: with Rick Steves on your side, Italy can be yours!Inside Rick Steves Italy 2019 you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip to ItalyRick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from the Colosseum and Michelangelo's David to corner trattorias and that perfect scoop of gelatoHow to connect with local culture: Walk in Caesar's footsteps of through the ruins of the Forum, discover the relaxed rhythms of sunny Cinque Terre, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match (calcio, to locals)Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and experience la dolce far nienteSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museumsVital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to placeDetailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downAnnually updated information on Venice, Padua, The Dolomites, Lake Country, Milan, Italian Riviera, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Hill Towns of Central Italy, Siena, Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and much moreMake the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Italy 2019.Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out Rick Steves Best of Italy.

Rick Steves

Rick Steves Rome 2019

Gene Openshaw, Rick Steves
Authors:
Gene Openshaw, Rick Steves
Rick Steves

Rick Steves London 2019

Gene Openshaw, Rick Steves
Authors:
Gene Openshaw, Rick Steves
Moon Travel

Moon Pennsylvania (Sixth Edition)

Rachel Vigoda
Authors:
Rachel Vigoda
Moon Travel

Road Trip USA Route 66 (Fourth Edition)

Jamie Jensen
Authors:
Jamie Jensen

Rediscover the Open Road!Make the most of the historic "Main Street of America" from kitsch-studded Chicago and St. Louis, southwest through the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona, to sunny chic Los Angeles. Road Trip USA: Route 66 is roadside Americana at your fingertips!Inside Road Trip USA: Route 66 you'll find:* A flexible network of route combinations, color-coded and extensively cross-referenced to allow for many possible itineraries* Mile-by-mile highlights celebrating the best of Route 66 like The Grand Canyon, Cadillac Ranch, Tinkertown, and London Bridge, as well as the roadside curiosities, parks, diners, and the local history and personality that makes each small town and big city unique* Detailed driving maps covering the entire historic route to help you do as the song says and "get your kicks on Route 66"* Full-color vintage and modern photos and illustrations of America both then and now in a slim, portable guideRoadside curiosities and detoursreveal the personalities of small towns and thriving cities along the route* Expert advice from road-warrior Jamie Jensen, who has zoomed along nearly 400,000 miles of highway in search of the perfect stretches of pavement* Tips and tools for how to plan your road trip, as well as resources and suggestions for the best books to read as you explore the USRoad Trip USA: Route 66 is so full of the beauty of the American road, why wait to start your next adventure? Hit the Road!

Moon Travel

Moon Cuba (Seventh Edition)

Christopher P. Baker
Authors:
Christopher P. Baker

Visting Cuba makes for an intoxicating adventure. Moon Cuba is a comprehensive guide to discovering its compelling history, romantic architecture, and natural wonders. What You'll Discover in Moon Cuba:* Expert perspective from award-winning travel writer Christopher P. Baker on the country he has studied for decades* Full-color photos and detailed, easy-to-use maps for navigating independently* Strategic itineraries for every trip and budget, including: The Best of Cuba, Best Beaches, Havana's Musical Feast, Scenic Drives, Birding at Its Best, Cars, Cigars, and Cabarets, Dive Into Cuba, and Eco-Adventures* Focused coverage of Havana, Artemisa and Pinar del Rio, Isla de Juventud Special Municipality, Mayabeque and Matanzas, Cienfuegos and Villa Clara, Sancti Spíritus, Ciego de Ávila and Camagüey, Las Tunas and Holguín, Granma, Santiago de Cuba, and Guantànamo* Honest advice on air travel, finding the right accommodations, and getting around by car or public transportation* Activities and ideas for every traveler: Go birdwatching or horseback riding or hike the revolutionary trails of the Sierra Maestra trod by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. Savor delectable criollo cuisine, indulge in the world's finest cigars fresh from the factory, or enjoy a night on the town with a few authentic mojitos and cuba libres* Detailed and thorough information, including crucial background on culture and history, geography, and language* A handy, comprehensive guide to travel laws, visas and officialdom, and health and safety tipsWith Moon Cuba's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Looking to dive deeper into Cuba's cosmopolitan culture? Try Moon Havana.

Rick Steves

Rick Steves France 2018

Rick Steves, Steve Smith
Authors:
Rick Steves, Steve Smith
Rick Steves

Rick Steves Snapshot Dublin (Fifth Edition)

Pat O'Connor, Rick Steves
Authors:
Pat O'Connor, Rick Steves
Moon Travel

Moon Oregon (Twelfth Edition)

Judy Jewell, W. C. McRae
Authors:
Judy Jewell, W. C. McRae
Sphere

The Zanzibar Wife

Deborah Rodriguez
Authors:
Deborah Rodriguez
Rick Steves

Rick Steves Amsterdam & the Netherlands, 2nd Edition

Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw
Authors:
Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw

ou can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Amsterdam.With this guide, immerse yourself in the culture of Amsterdam as you stroll along canals and saunter through the red light district. Bike through historic streets to grand museums where you will marvel at the works of the great Dutch Masters. For dinner, sample fine fresh seafood, or stop at a coffee shop for some extra local flavor.Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Rick Steves

Rick Steves Pocket Florence (Second Edition)

Gene Openshaw, Rick Steves
Authors:
Gene Openshaw, Rick Steves
Rick Steves

Rick Steves Northern European Cruise Ports (Second Edition)

Cameron Hewitt, Rick Steves
Authors:
Cameron Hewitt, Rick Steves

In this guide, Rick Steves focuses on some of the grandest sights in Northern Europe. As always, he has a plan to help you have a meaningful cultural experience while you're there,even with just a few hours in port. Inside you'll find one-day itineraries for sightseeing at or near the major Northern Europe ports of call, including: Southampton and Dover (London) Le Havre (Paris and Normandy) Zeebrugge (Bruges and Brussels) Amsterdam Oslo Copenhagen Warnemünde/Rostock (Berlin) Stockholm Helsinki Tallinn St. Petersburg Rick Steves Northern Europe Cruise Ports explains how to get into town from the cruise terminal, shares sightseeing tips, and includes self-guided walks and tours. You'll learn which destinations are best for an excursion,and which you can confidently visit on your own. You'll also get tips on booking a cruise, plus hints for saving time and money on the ship and in port. You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when cruising through Northern Europe.

Rick Steves

Rick Steves Snapshot Copenhagen & the Best of Denmark (Third Edition)

Rick Steves
Authors:
Rick Steves
Moon Travel

Moon Sarasota & Naples (Second Edition)

Jason Ferguson
Authors:
Jason Ferguson

Travel writer Jason Ferguson gives an inside look at Sarasota, Naples, Sanibel Island, and the Everglades, from the calming waters of Sarasota Bay to the teeming wildlife of the Everglades. Ferguson offers his expert advice on how to make the most out of a trip to the southern parts of Florida's Gulf Coast, providing one-of-a-kind trip strategies such as "Art & Architecture" and "Swamps & Solitude" for travellers of all interests and budgets. With tips on the surprising boardwalk at Clam Pass Beach, birdwatching in the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, and kayaking through the Glades, Moon Sarasota & Naples gives travellers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Rick Steves

Rick Steves Scandinavia (Fourteenth Edition)

Rick Steves
Authors:
Rick Steves

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Estonia.With this guide, you'll set sail to Europe's most prosperous corner,a smorgasbord of Viking ships, deep green fjords, stave churches, brooding castles, and colourful farmhouses. Explore the sleek, modern capital cities of Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, and Tallinn. Cruise through Stockholm's scenic archipelago, and sample the Baltic charms of Tallinn. Delve deep into Norway's scenic Sognefjord and bike through the idyllic Danish countryside on the castaway island of Aero. And take some time out from sightseeing to get your blood pumping in a steamy Finnish sauna.Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations on what's worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.