The People's City

One City Trust

Anne Hamilton author Alexander McCall Smith author Sara Sheridan author Ian Rankin author Nadine Aisha Jassat author Irvine Welsh editor


Publisher:Birlinn General

Published:13th Jan '22


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The People's City cover

'Five engrossing, resonant stories here, with no weak links' ― The Herald

The world’s first UNESCO city of literature, Edinburgh is steeped in literary history. It is the birthplace of a beloved cast of fictional characters from Sherlock Holmes to Harry Potter. It is the home of the Writer’s Museum, where quotes from writers of the past pave the steps leading up to it. A city whose beauty is matched only by the intrigue of its past, and where Robert Louis Stevenson said, ‘there are no stars so lovely as Edinburgh’s street-lamps’.  And to celebrate the city, its literature, and more importantly, its people, Polygon and the One City Trust have brought together writers – established and emerging – to write about the place they call home.

Based around landmarks or significant links to Edinburgh each story transports the reader to a different decade in the city’s recent past. Through these stories each author reflects on the changes, both generational and physical, in the city in which we live.

'Varied and entertaining. Read and enjoy!'

* Undiscovered Scotland *

'There are five engrossing, resonant stories here, with no weak links'

* The Herald *

'Bringing together some of Edinburgh's best modern writers including Ian Rankin and Alexander McCall Smith, this small but important book pulls from the city's rich literary history'

* Waterstones Recommen

ISBN: 9781846976018

Dimensions: 195mm x 130mm x 15mm

Weight: 160g

224 pages