The Magicians of Edinburgh, Paperback


Edinburgh has long inspired writers, from Robert Louis Stevenson to Hugh MacDiarmid.

In this sparkling new collection of poems about the city in the twenty-first century, renowned poet and novelist Ron Butlin draws on his experience as Edinburgh's Makar, or Poet Laureate.

With verve and wit, Butlin leads the reader on a journey through multi-faceted Edinburgh, a place of sweeping vistas and strip bars, grand towers and failed tramlines, world heritage and homelessness.

Underlying all these poems, whether satirical or celebratory, is a deep love for the architecture, landscape and people of Scotland's capital city.

The Magicians of Edinburgh will delight long-time residents and visitors alike.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Birlinn General
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781846972362



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