Thursday, May 26, 2005

Edinburgh Draws Literary Map
Just in time for the Booker Prize ceremony next month, The city of Edinburgh has issued a map of the city's literary landmarks for visitors.
Named the World City of Literature by UNESCO last year, Edinburgh has been busy creating new ways to showcase it's literary past and present. Home base to writers such as J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter) Ian Rankin (Inspector Rebus series), Val McDermid (A Place of Execution, Tony Hill series) and Alexander McCall Smith (Mma. Ramotswe series), Edinburgh has a lot to work with.
Sites on the literary map include The Oxford Bar where Inspector Rebus relaxes with a pint, Princes Street where Trainspotting's opening scenes take place, as well as the homes of Sir Walter Scott and poet Robert Burns' publishers, reports The Scotsman.

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