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Books by Liz Hanson

  • Lost Edinburgh

    Liz Hanson

    Product Code: BYJLQ
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    Like many towns and cities in the UK, Edinburgh has changed over the years and continues to do so. Parts of Scotland's capital have been transformed, especially on Princes Street, where several landmark buildings from the Georgian and Victorian eras were demolished during the 1960s. At St James Square the removal of original Georgian tenements to make way for the St James Centre altered the appearance of the district forever, and it's all set to change again with the demolition of the shopping centre in full swing. The demolition of the Caledonian Railway Company's Princes Street station terminal in 1965 left a giant gap-site close to Lothian Road which would take thirty years to fill. Elsewhere, the former heavily populated residential areas in the Old Town have undergone extensive surgery and Bristo Street and the iconic Parkers department store with its handsome Tudor frontage were swept away for the expansion of Edinburgh University in the 1960s and 70s. 'Lost Edinburgh' describes in words and pictures the many well-known buildings that are no longer part of the city's landscape and will appeal not only to the city's residents but also the many visitors who come here every year to explore its most remarkable streets.
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  • Peebles History Tour

    Liz Hanson

    Product Code: BOHTA
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    Peebles History Touris a unique insight into the illustrious history of this ancient Borders town and shows how much it has changed during the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Readers are invited to follow local author Liz Hanson as she guides them through its streets and alleyways, pointing out the well-known and lesser-known landmarks along the way.
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  • Secret Peebles

    Liz Hanson

    Product Code: BDMCJ
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    The history of Peebles spans nine centuries, so it is inevitable that there is a wealth of history in which to delve for nuggets of interest. David I of Scotland used to visit Peebles Castle in the late 1100s to hunt, the Parish Church of St. Andrew was founded in 1195 and the town was made into a Royal Burgh by David II in 1367 and granted a charter by King Robert the Bruce to hold fairs. The River Tweed did not have a bridge at Peebles until 1467, just a few years after Burgh records were started during the reign of James II. In the 16th century, the town was surrounded by a wall with defensive bastel houses, remains of which can still be seen. The social history changed dramatically with the arrival of the railways in the 19th century as woollen mills took advantage of both the fast flow of the river and easy transportation of goods; the trains also brought flocks of tourists to the picturesque setting, establishing Peebles as a holiday location. Traces of the town's fascinating history are visible to the enquiring eye and local author Liz Hanson delves into past in this unique approach to the town's history, blending the serious with the not so serious, seeking out Peebles' hidden secrets.
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  • East Lothian Through Time

    Liz Hanson

    Product Code: BDHMD
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    East Lothian, previously known as Haddingtonshire, has both benefitted and suffered from its strategic location between Scotland's capital city and England's northernmost county. Prior to 1707, the region bore the brunt of battles between the two countries, not only on land but along 32 miles of coastline. The rich, fertile soils, on the other hand, have produced wealth through agriculture and the patchwork of large, neat fields are synonymous with the landscape of East Lothian today. The proximity to Edinburgh makes it a prime location from which to commute. Attractive pantiled properties abound throughout the villages and countryside, all within short distances of the clean beaches or links golf courses, while tranquillity can also be found in the woodlands or gentle moorland slopes of the Lammermuir Hills. The reminders of troubled times can be viewed today by a stroll around a castle, but twenty-first-century East Lothian is thriving.
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  • Edinburgh History Tour

    Liz Hanson

    Product Code: AWYXI
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    The unique profile of Edinburgh was born of a marriage between nature's sculpture and man's architecture. The epicentre is Castle Rock - a volcanic plug - which constantly draws the eye from all parts of the city. Sloping down from it is a jagged outline of impossibly high medieval tenements lining the Royal Mile which is punctuated at the foot of the tail of glacial debris by Holyrood Palace. That Edinburgh is beautiful is not in doubt.It is a city blended in to the countryside, with the Firth of Forth as the northern backdrop, a necklace of hills in all other directions. The history, however, has been less harmonious, largely due to warring with the English, but also because of religious turmoil and social unrest. The vibrant capital today draws thousands of visitors, not only for the historical sights, but also for the annual International Festivals of the arts, music and literature. Edinburgh History Tour is a fascinating insight into the illustrious history of Scotland's capital, its well-known streets and famous faces, and explains what they meant to local people throughout the nineteenth and into the twentieth century. Readers are invited to follow a timeline of events and watch the changing face of Edinburgh as author Liz Hanson guides us through its streets.
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  • Midlothian Through Time

    Liz Hanson

    Product Code: APLII
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    Right on the doorstep of Scotland's capital city, Midlothian lies just a few miles south of Edinburgh city centre. Located close to the hustle and bustle of city life, yet with all the peace and tranquility of the countryside, Midlothian is a county of contrasts. The historical buildings and pretty mining villages offer a glimpse into the past, while new residential and commercial developments help shape the present-day landscape. Midlothian is an area steeped in history, with battle sites and ancient monuments at almost every turn. The picturesque village of Roslin, once the site of the Battle of Roslin (1303), is home to one of Scotland's most remarkable buildings: Rosslyn Chapel. With intricate carvings on every surface, Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code has brought the chapel to the world's attention in more recent times, and today it attracts tourists to Midlothian from far and wide.
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  • Edinburgh Through Time

    Liz Hanson

    Product Code: AFKDZ
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    The unique profile of Edinburgh was born of a marriage between nature's sculpture and man's architecture. The epicentre is Castle Rock - a volcanic plug - which constantly draws the eye from all parts of the city. Sloping down from it is a jagged outline of impossibly high medieval tenements lining the Royal Mile which is punctuated at the foot of the tail of glacial debris by Holyrood Palace. That Edinburgh is beautiful is not in doubt.It is a city blended in to the countryside, with the Firth of Forth as the northern backdrop, a necklace of hills in all other directions. The history, however, has been less harmonious, largely due to warring with the English, but also because of religious turmoil and social unrest. The vibrant capital today draws thousands of visitors, not only for the historical sights, but also for the annual International Festivals of the arts, music and literature.
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  • Peebles Through Time

    Liz Hanson

    Product Code: ABAXH
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