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Description - Lost Edinburgh by Hamish Coghill

From mean beginnings - `wretched accommodation, no comfortable houses, no soft beds', visiting French knights complained in 1341 - the city of Edinburgh went on to become one of the architectural wonders of the world. But over the centuries many of those fine buildings have gone. The buildings which stood in the way of what was deemed progress are the heritage of Lost Edinburgh. Hamish Coghill sets out to trace many of the lost buildings and find out why they were doomed. Lavishly illustrated, Lost Edinburgh is a fascinating insight into an ever-changing cityscape.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841587479
ISBN-10: 1841587478
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 160mm x 15mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Hamish Coghill

Hamish Coghill is Edinburgh born and bred, spending more than 40 years as a journalist on the city's evening newspaper. He has written extensively about his city, and also lectures regularly on its history and development. A member of the Old Edinburgh Club, Honorary President of the Currie and District Local History Society and an avid recorder of the changing local scene in photographs for his personal interest, he is very much an Edinburgh bairn.

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