Biography and Autobiographies from Edinburgh
- Add to BasketCapital Caricatures: A John Kay Collection
- Hardback - Birlinn
John Kay was an etcher in 18th century Edinburgh who recorded the living face of the city in hundreds of portraits. The etchings published here and accompanying text bring alive the Edinburgh of the period.
- Add to BasketDarwin In Scotland: Edinburgh, Evolution And Enlightenment
- Paperback - Whittles
This title on Darwin and Darwinism focuses on his time spent in Scotland and the key contributions to his future insights made by the Scottish Enlightenment and the University of Edinburgh.
- Add to BasketEdinbuggers V Weegies (and Vice Versa!)
- Paperback - Black & White
Ian Black has collected the jokes, the songs and the stories of why citizens from Edinburgh and Glasgow are rivals.
- Add to BasketLove Hurts: The True Story Of A Life Destroyed
- Paperback - Mainstream
This brutally honest book charts the life of a boy who just wanted to be loved but when love eventually came he was too damaged to recognize it. Only by confronting the nightmare of his childhood and coming to terms with his past has he been able to stop his downward spiral.
- Add to BasketPiazzi Smyth & The One O'clock Gun
- Paperback - George Robinson
In Victorian times a cable over 4,000 feet long hung in the air over Edinburgh's Waverley Station. The cable connected the master clock at Calton Hill observatory to the clock next to Edinburgh Castle's One o'clock Gun. This book tells the story of the scientific genius who set up Edinburgh's famous time gun.
- Add to BasketQueen Victoria's Skull
- Hardback - Hambledon Continuum
'Queen Victoria's Skull' explores the life and thinking of the Edinburgh phrenologist George Combe. By tracing the development of Combe's intellectual interests it provides a prism through which to view Victorian culture, science and politics, covering themes of class, religion, sex, crime, art and the theatre.
- Paperback - Word Power
Within the span of a single generation, the lives of many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Edinburgh have been transformed. This is a collecion of reminiscences from more than 150 people from the LGBT community who created the 'Remember When' project.
- Add to BasketShe Was Aye Workin': Memories Of Tenement Women In Edinburgh And Glasgow
- Paperback - White Cockade
This book explores the hidden lives of the women who held families together and made ends meet in Scotland's crowded urban tenements.
- Add to BasketTenterfield: My Happy Childhood In Care
- Paperback - Fledgling
A simple and personal account of a child taken into local council care at the age of two years old, 'Tenterfield' is Margaret Irvine's story of growing up happily and usefully.
- Add to BasketWe Could Possibly Comment: Ian Richardson Remembered
- Paperback - Matador
This text paints a portrait of an actor hugely admired and respected as a consummate, highly gifted performer, but also of the most generous-hearted of men, who was deeply loved and revered by those who worked with him and followed his career.