Edinburgh (Then and Now) [Hardcover]

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Edinburgh (Then and Now) [Hardcover]

Product Description
This book

features Scotland's first city 'then' - with archive photography - and 'now',

from the changing face of the Royal Mile to the transformation of Leith port. This is

a wonderful visual guide to Edinburgh from the 19th century to today. "Edinburgh Then

and Now" visually charts the city from the 19th century, with its smoky Victorian

reputation as 'Auld Reekie', to its twenty-first century present. Using atmospheric

archive photography dating back to the early 1860s, the book shows the evolution of

the city through the Victorian and Edwardian eras, two World Wars and touches on the

social and political upheavals of the 1960s right up to the building of the new

Scottish parliament. Some 70 historic photographs of Edinburgh's past are paired

with specially commissioned contemporary views taken from the same vantage point. You

can see the same streets, buildings and docks as they were 'then' and as they are

'now'. It includes both old and new parts of the city, plus the historic port of

Leith and its recent attraction, the Royal Yacht Britannia. At its heart is the Royal

Mile, with nearby St Giles Cathedral and Law Courts, the Royal Museum of Scotland,

Surgeon's Ha...read more on our website.
About the Author
Jennifer Veitch is

a former Scottish Young Journalist of the Year. She has worked for almost all of the

Scottish print media including The Aberdeen Evening Express, The Scotsman, The Daily

Record and was Assistant Editor of the Edinburgh Evening News until 2005. She now

works as a freelance journalist and author. Her first book was 'Living Memories: A

Portrait of Edinburgh in the Last Century'. She lives in Edinburgh and is a member

of the Cockburn Association, Edinburgh's Civic Trust.

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