The Golden Age
Paperback 1119pp Illustrated
9781780272580   Product Code: 23042
Mary Cosh's 'biography of Edinburgh' presents a richly detailed account of the city, from the inception of the New Town in the 1760s to the death of Walter Scott in 1832: 'the years of Modern Athens in full flower'. The book covers every aspect of the city's social and cultural life, and describes the lives of residents ranging from the elite of the New Town and scholars of the great university, to the poor in the 'narrow wynds' of the Old Town.