The Place Names that History Left Behind
Hardback 176pp Illustrated
9781906032050   Product Code: 20197
Described by Alexander McCall Smith in his Foreword as the pioneering work of a new discipline, 'nostalgic geography', this intriguing book tells the stories of 46 old names, their origins and their demise. Beginning with the bizarre history of Pleasant Island (now the Republic of Nauru), his tales of places that are no more include such evocative names as Hispaniola, Rangoon, Fernando Po and Skye (now officially Eilean a' Cheo).