Local Authors Know Their Place!
Saturday 19 November | 14-16:00
Mapping Scotland by Hand: The making of the Atlas of Scotland by Andrew Barr
The Atlas of Scotland uses hand-drawn maps and illustrations to tell Scotland's story: exploring in detail how its history and culture was formed. This book also takes the reader far beyond our shores, looking at some of the fascinating ways this country has connected with the world throughout history.
Edinburgh Rock by Sandy Brewer
Few may recognise the name of Edinburgh artist Tom Curr (1887–1958) but many will recognise the iconic images of the Scotts Porage Oats shotputter and the Portobello Bathing Beauty. The fascinating story of this remarkable man is brought to life in Edinburgh Rock. Tom's twin granddaughters, Jane Curr and Helen Savage, will explore the many facets of his life. On display will be some of the memorabilia and artwork, stored in the attic of their parents' Juniper Green home, which formed the basis of the book.
The Cold Hand of Charity: Tales from the Edinburgh City Poorhouse by Alastair MacDonald
Taken entirely from contemporary accounts, this is an extraordinary story. With tales that are shocking and poignant as well as amusing, the world of the Poorhouse is brought to life.
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