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    Publisher: Luath Press

    Calton Hill: Journeys and Evocations

    £7.99
    Experience the stunning scenery of Edinburgh's iconic Calton Hill and learn the history and legend surrounding this ancient landmark.
    ISBN: 9781908373854
    AuthorStuart McHardy
    Pub Date01/09/2013
    BindingPaperback
    Pages128
    Availability: In Stock

    Lord Cockburn, Victorian defender of Edinburgh's beauties, describes Calton Hill as `the Glory of Edinburgh'. `It presents us,' enthused Cockburn, `with the finest prospects both of its vicinity and the city... it is adorned by beautiful buildings dedicated to science and to the memory of distinguished men.'

    Following on from the success of Arthur's Seat, the Journeys and Evocations series continues with a look at the events and folklore surrounding Edinburgh's iconic Calton Hill. Standing only 338 ft (103m) high, this small hill offers a fascinating view of Edinburgh both literally and historically. The book brings together prose, poetry and photographic images to explore the Calton Hill's role in radical and nationalist politics through the centuries, as well as taking a look at the buildings, philosophy and intrigue of a central part of Edinburgh's landscape.

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    Lord Cockburn, Victorian defender of Edinburgh's beauties, describes Calton Hill as `the Glory of Edinburgh'. `It presents us,' enthused Cockburn, `with the finest prospects both of its vicinity and the city... it is adorned by beautiful buildings dedicated to science and to the memory of distinguished men.'

    Following on from the success of Arthur's Seat, the Journeys and Evocations series continues with a look at the events and folklore surrounding Edinburgh's iconic Calton Hill. Standing only 338 ft (103m) high, this small hill offers a fascinating view of Edinburgh both literally and historically. The book brings together prose, poetry and photographic images to explore the Calton Hill's role in radical and nationalist politics through the centuries, as well as taking a look at the buildings, philosophy and intrigue of a central part of Edinburgh's landscape.