Adam Lyal is fast becoming one of Edinburgh's most famous characters. No mean feat considering he was executed for highway robbery in the city's Grassmarket on the 27th March 1811.
Haunting stories of plague, executions, witchcraft and the supernatural. Excellent bedtime reading!
Edinburgh for Everyone is the Edinburgh history book that's both funny and amusing but also written in a way that is easy to understand for everyone.
An eminently readable guidebook, Edinburgh's Historic Mile is the perfect companion for exploring the rich and diverse wonders of Edinburgh's Royal Mile.
A witty, irreverent handbook for all those interested in the Royal Mile and its colourful past.
For younger (or young-at-heart) readers! the rip-snorting tale of Princess Pumpalot (The Farting Princess).
After years of sleeping peacefully, the deceased dignitaries of Old Edinburgh are about to get a nasty surprise...Grave-digger and funeral enthusiast Cameron Carter lives a relatively quiet life. Until a misplaced shovel cracks open a coffin lid and reveals a hidden fortune, that is. Nearly one hundred and seventy years after the trial of Scotland's notorious body snatchers William Burke and William Hare, the ancient trade of grave robbing returns to the town's cemetaries.
What's Under the Kilt? is a colourful book providing a flavour of Scotland through the humorous eyes of the world's worst tourist guide, Robin Mitchell. The book touches on ten topics stereotypically associated with the Scots: being mean, ancestral research, the weather, kilts and tartan, bagpipes, language, whisky, football (and pubs), haggis and the Loch Ness Monster.
The firing of the One O'Clock Gun has been a recognised custom in Edinburgh since 1861, startling millions of visitors to Scotland's capital. The time gun is fired daily from Edinburgh Castle at 1300 hours precisely, except on Sundays, Christmas Day and Good Friday. What Time Does Edinburgh's One O'Clock Gun Fire? is a charming book mixing the rich history of the One O'Clock Gun with a bountiful selection of the late gunner Tom McKay's amusing Castle anecdotes.