My niece is attending the University of Edinburgh, and brought me these two books when she was home for Christmas. Michael Fry's Edinburgh: A History of the City, felt somewhat disorganized, going back and forth in time. Its 388 pages are in eight chapters, seven of which are headed by quotes about the city from famous Scots. It has 18 pages of footnotes and a 13-page index.
Picturing Scotland: Edinburgh has over 120 full-color photographs, with captions or sometimes a paragraph of description, of sites in this beautiful and historic city and surrounding areas. I felt like I'd been mailed over a hundred postcards.
© Amanda Pape - 2017