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Edinburgh's latest fictional detective adds feminine touch to man's world

Edinburgh's latest fictional detective adds feminine touch to man's world | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it

Marianne Wheelaghan's debut crime novel will follow a female detective from the capital to the middle of the Pacific.

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Edinburgh has seduced the mind of many a writer with its mysteries, the romance, history, and the people.
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25 things you won't know about Edinburgh unless you've lived there

25 things you won't know about Edinburgh unless you've lived there | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Forget the guide books… Morgan Cranch and Harris Brine offer up 25 things you won’t know about Edinburgh unless you’ve spent some time there. Don’t panic if you hear a gun go off (at 1pm) [The gun is...
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Alexander McCall Smith book is story of Edinburgh

Alexander McCall Smith book is story of Edinburgh | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
FLOUR fills the air as the cheers go up accompanied by the splatter of rotten fruit on the steps of Old College.
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Comic takes a magical tour of Morningside via Kickstarter

Comic takes a magical tour of Morningside via Kickstarter | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
A new comic which reminisces about a childhood in Morningside has been launched on Kickstarter.
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A Literary Gem with accommodation! - Review of The Stevenson House, Edinburgh - TripAdvisor

A Literary Gem with accommodation! - Review of The Stevenson House, Edinburgh - TripAdvisor | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
The Stevenson House: A Literary Gem with accommodation! - See 121 traveller reviews, 41 candid photos, and great deals for The Stevenson House at TripAdvisor.
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Edinburgh costume designers create hilarious knitting patterns for comic family The Broons

Edinburgh costume designers create hilarious knitting patterns for comic family The Broons | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
NEW book Knit Your Own Broons brings Scotland’s most iconic family to life in a flurry of thread, with fans of blonde bombshell Maggie Broon insist she looks like a dowdy dolly.
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Gaelic science fiction novel wins literary prize

Gaelic science fiction novel wins literary prize | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
AN AMERICAN writer has landed one of Scotland’s flagship literary prizes - with the first ever Gaelic science fiction novel.
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Edinburgh’s Most Haunted: Abandoned Annie

Edinburgh’s Most Haunted: Abandoned Annie | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
The City Chambers is a building which has seen many an Edinburgh Council horror story.
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Edinburgh Reads

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Edinburgh Reads is using Eventbrite to organize 29 upcoming events. Check out Edinburgh Reads's events, learn more, or contact this organizer.
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'Sir Walter Scott' at Waverley Station

'Sir Walter Scott' at Waverley Station | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Related content: Anniversary edition of Scott’s Waverley Scottish Book Trust Children’s Book shortlist announced Hugo Award for Edinburgh-Based Author The Edinburgh International Book Festival – Stuart MacBride: brains, bad language and a skeleton called Bob Edinburgh Schools – enter now to win cash for your libraries
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The story of Corstorphine

The story of Corstorphine | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
We're indebted to The Corstorphine Trust for collaborating on a history of Corstorphine with us for Our Town Stories. They've also shared many fantastic pictures from their archives with us to allo...
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Portobello Book Festival

Portobello Book Festival | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Portobello Book Festival. Information about the free book festival in Portobello, Edinburgh's seaside.
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Doctor William Cullen's Enlightenment-era letters to be made available online

Doctor William Cullen's Enlightenment-era letters to be made available online | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Weighing in at 16 stone and plagued by a persistent cough in 1780, Jane Webster was badly in need of written advice from Doctor William Cullen. In return for a fee equivalent to £250, she was duly told: “Corpulence certainly disposes to violent diseases… You must take a great deal of bodily exercise.”
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Man attacked by thugs in tweed jacket and ties

Man attacked by thugs in tweed jacket and ties | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
A man has been seriously injured in Edinburgh city centre by a gang of thugs dressed in tweed jackets or suits, shirts, ties and brogues.
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Twelve Days of Edinburgh, City of Literature: Libraries - Edinburgh City of Literature

Twelve Days of Edinburgh, City of Literature: Libraries - Edinburgh City of Literature | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Edinburgh libraries never stand still with a huge number of events every year as well as being a key cog in the City of Literature machine. This year saw Central Library on George IV Bridge – the city’s first public library, opened in 1890 – reopen a new space to... read more >>
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Edinburgh rooftop sculptures: Can you guess where?

BARE-breasted lovelies and leering blokes. Mythical creatures, bearded gods, naked chubby-cheeked cherubs, the odd sphinx and swathes of thistles, lush fruit and cascading foliage.
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McCall Smith's tribute to Edinburgh

McCall Smith's tribute to Edinburgh | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
THE best-selling author has his "love letter to Edinburgh" coming out later this month as he pays a picture tribute to Scotland's capital.
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Lost Robert Louis Stevenson masterpiece discovered

Lost Robert Louis Stevenson masterpiece discovered | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
The story was written more than 130 years ago by a writer who would go on to become one of Scotland’s greatest literary legends.
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Flick through Alexander McCall Smith's latest book on Edinburgh

Flick through Alexander McCall Smith's latest book on Edinburgh | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
As the famous author said: 'I love this city and always shall'. To whet your appetite, have a virtual flick through these 40 pages dedicated to our beautiful city:
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Royal Mile red phone boxes to become city's smallest shops

Royal Mile red phone boxes to become city's smallest shops | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Planning permission has been granted to convert a pair of phone boxes on the High Street for retail use.
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1923 map shows every pub in Old Town Edinburgh

1923 map shows every pub in Old Town Edinburgh | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
A POSTER-style map of central Edinburgh depicting an alcoholic ‘bog of self-indulgence’ marking with red dots and diamonds the location of every pub and licensed grocers selling booze is one of the highlights of a new book of maps about the city.
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▶ Great Scott! - Time Lapse of Sir Walter Scott's quote installation in Waverley Railway Station. - YouTube

A time-lapse of the installation of a quote by Sir Walter Scott over the entrance to Edinburgh Waverley railway station on 14th October 2014 for the start of...
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Be enlightened at Edinburgh’s 18th Radical Book Fair - Edinburgh City of Literature

Be enlightened at Edinburgh’s 18th Radical Book Fair - Edinburgh City of Literature | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
Now 18 years old, Edinburgh’s Radical Book Fair returns with the best in independent and radical publishing and events. The fair takes place between 22 and 26 October with books and pamphlets from over 70 publishers a full programme of events, including a reading and discussion with Owen Jones about... read more >>
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Historic Edinburgh photos found in biscuit tin

Historic Edinburgh photos found in biscuit tin | Edinburgh Stories | Scoop.it
THEY are a fascinating glimpse into one man’s mission to document a slice of Edinburgh history – and they were nearly lost forever.
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