Edinburgh Curiosities

Edinburgh Curiosities

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ISBN-13: 9781912476060
Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
Publication date: 12/14/2018
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.45(h) x (d)

About the Author

James Thomson Spent A Lifetime Delving Into The Strange And Curious Ongoings Which Add Flesh To The Bare Bones Of The City’s Story.

James Thomson Spent A Lifetime Delving Into The Strange And Curious Ongoings Which Add Flesh To The Bare Bones Of The City’s Story.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvii
1Edinburgh through eighteenth-century eyes1
2A most elegant square11
3'Cabin, deck and steerage'32
4Building the bridges ... and a royal snub48
5The Theatre Royal ... and an ill-fated site58
6The great fire of Edinburgh and the aftermath76
7High Street tenement collapse and how a legend grew83
8A real boy's own hero87
9Mob rule in the West Bow92
10An election - and the Riot Act is read99
11Edinburgh's last public hanging104
12The curious story of James Robb108
13Dr William Edward Pritchard: a double murderer113
14Did the Kelly Gang come to town?119
15A real Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde123
16The clerk who duped the experts130
17The men who made a mint139
18Number One Regent Road144
19Saughton Prison, and the men who walked to the gallows166
20The season Hearts almost went west183
21The common pillar-box that caused a blow-up190
22The day Leith went into mourning196
23The night the Zeppelin bombers struck206
24Leith threatened by John Paul Jones219
25Did two Leith men invent the Christmas card?224
26Scotland's forgotten memorial228
27A Forth road bridge of [pound]3 million235
28Bonnie Prince Charlie captures Edinburgh240
29The doctor who conquered pain246
30A right royal farce252
31The mysterious visitor to Rosebank Cemetery257

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