Category Archives: Edinburgh Literature

The Robert Burns Walk & Map Of Edinburgh

Robert, or Rabbie, Burns was born on 25th January 1759 and died on 21st July 1796. Burns was a Scottish poet and is now considered the national poet of Scotland. Burns lived and loved in Edinburgh for many years. The Robert Burns … Continue reading

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The Alexander McCall Smith Literary Tour of Edinburgh

Alexander McCall Smith is an internationally known and loved writer of fiction who lives in Edinburgh and who has set many of his books in the city. This blog post, with map, strives to highlight some of the locations around the … Continue reading

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Preview of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2012

The Edinburgh International Book Festival is the world’s largest public celebration of books. This year’s festival will run from 11th to 27th August, 2012. Leading writers come to the city to discuss their books, ideas and characters with us – the … Continue reading

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Holyrood Blockbuster #2 – When Braveheart Came To Edinburgh

Most international visitors to Scotland when asked to name ‘something Scottish’ will include Braveheart in their top five list. Although Braveheart, or real name Sir William Wallace, has been an iconic figure in Scottish history for hundreds of years, it … Continue reading

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The Rankin & Rebus Map of Edinburgh & Fife

I have been a big fan of Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus books for many, many years now, and it is with great pleasure that I reveal to you today some of the sites around Edinburgh & Fife featured in the Rebus novels, and … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Literary Locations Tour – Plus Free Robert Burns App

Edinburgh has a long heritage of influential writers and literature. Plus, Edinburgh was the first UNESCO City of Literature and is the venue for the world’s largest Book Festival. There are a number of literary walking tours in Edinburgh but none … Continue reading

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