Local History

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    Edinburgh Housemails Taxation Book, 1634-1636
    - Hardback - Scottish History Society
    This is a printed edition of an inventory of Edinburgh's properties, offering a fascinating snapshot of the fabric of a seventeenth-century European capital city.
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    Edinburgh On This Day: History, Facts & Figures From Every Day Of The Year
    Ian Colquhoun - Hardback - Pitch
    'Edinburgh on this Day' revisits the most magical and memorable moments from the city's fascinating history, mixing a maelstrom of quirky anecdotes and legendary characters to produce an irresistible diary - with an entry for every day of the year.
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    Edinburgh In The 1950s: Ten Years That Changed A City
    Jack Gillon - Paperback - Amberley
    From post-war austerity to the development of consumerism, 'Edinburgh in the 1950s' shows how Scotland's capital embraced this decade of change, while maintaining its traditions.
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    East Lothian Through Time
    Liz Hanson - Paperback - Amberley
    Frequently referred to as 'Edinburgh's playground', the historic county of East Lothian stretches from the eastern edge of the city to the North Sea. Home to some of Scotland's most beautiful coastline and farmland, East Lothian is a magnet for fans of the great outdoors, its rugged countryside offering great opportunities for watersports and hiking. The coastline also boasts twenty-two golf course, including Musselburgh, the world's oldest active golf course. East Lothian's rich heritage is still very evident and author Liz Hanson showcases its unique features and how the county has changed over time.
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    Edinburgh Celebrity City Guide
    Joanne Soroka - Paperback - Crowood
    'Edinburgh Celebrity City Guide' details the lives of 100 of the city's most famous people, along with illustrations and maps of where they lived, worked or dallied. From the discovery of a reliable anaesthetic to the birthplace of Sean Connery, this book reveals the city's darkest secrets and its most colourful characters.
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    East Lothian
    T. S. Muir - Paperback - Cambridge University Press
    Originally published during the early part of the 20th century, the 'Cambridge County Geographies' were designed to provide a series of concise guides to British regions. Aimed at the general reader, they combined a comprehensive approach to various aspects of physical and human geography with an emphasis on clarity.
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    Edinburgh
    Geoff Holder - Paperback - History
    Starting with the Roman era, and sweeping through the centuries in a blood-soaked catalogue of battles, diseases, royal deaths and disasters, this is history as you have never read it before.
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    Ellon Through Time
    Alastair Sinclair - Paperback - Amberley
    This selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Ellon has changed and developed over the last century. The author has gathered a unique selection of old images of the area, and been out to take a modern equivalent of the same area today.
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    Edinburgh: A Three-Dimensional Expanding City Skyline
    Nina Cosford - NH - Walker
    This unique souvenir contains exquisite illustrations and short descriptions of 12 of the most famous sites in the Scottish capital: Arthur's Seat, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Scottish Parliament, the Royal Yacht Britannia, Calton Hill, the Royal Mile, Greyfriars Bobby, the National Museum of Scotland, and more.
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    Not A Guide to Edinburgh: A Pocket Miscellany
    Bruce Durie - Paperback - History
    Edinburgh has come a long way from its origins as a fort on top of a rock. There is architecture, history, castles, palaces, museums, art galleries, theatre, great shopping, countryside and beaches. But there is even more to Edinburgh than that. This book tells all!

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