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Terry Deary presents Edinburgh's history in a child appealing way.
on 15 November 2006
From the rock settlement of the Bronze Age to the towering tenements of the 19th Century, the Scots have battled out with bullies and fought to keep control of their capital.
Read on for a whistle-stop tour of Edinburgh's foul and fierce history....Plot your path to the past with the frightful fold-out map of the city - climb up to the cursed castle for tales of reckless raids, hit the High Street for a whole host of historical horrors and visit HolyroodHouse, the home of kidnapped kings and mysterious murders.
History has never been so horrible!'
Written with the usual Terry Deary wit, this is a superb history book dedicated to Scotland`s Capital - Edinburgh.
96 packed pages, split over 13 main chapters:-
Evil Edinburgh timeline
The cruel castle
Awful Old Town
Woe for witches
Horrible High Street
Miserable Mercat Cross
holy rood horrors
No smoke without fire
Scrutinize a Scot
with an introduction and an epilogue.
Also includes a `frightful fold-out map', from the front cover and a fold-out from the back cover, entitled:-
`The Horrible Highlights of Edinburgh' .
Written in various fonts with numerous and humorous black and white illustrations that are sure to draw the most reluctant eye!
This is a useful partner to have with 'Bloody Scotland', from the same author.