On Glasgow and Edinburgh by Robert Crawford

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...his book meanders through Georgian Edinburgh and Victorian Glasgow in chapters that are too confusingly arranged...to be a guidebook for the history-interested visitor...and too quick and glancing to detain a resident.
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A mere forty miles apart, these cities have enjoyed a scratchy rivalry since wistful Edinburgh lost parliamentary sovereignty and defiant Glasgow came into its industrial promise. Crawford brings them to life between the covers of one book, in a tale that mixes novelty and familiarity, as Scotland’s cultural capital and largest commercial city do.
 

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Robert Crawford is Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at the University of St. Andrews.
 
Published February 4, 2013 by Harvard University Press. 368 pages
Genres: History, Travel. Non-fiction
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Guardian

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Reviewed by Ian Jack on Apr 12 2013

...his book meanders through Georgian Edinburgh and Victorian Glasgow in chapters that are too confusingly arranged...to be a guidebook for the history-interested visitor...and too quick and glancing to detain a resident.

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Reviewed by JAMES CAMPBELL on Feb 08 2013

..."On Glasgow and Edinburgh" is a thoroughly enjoyable book, all the more so for provoking arguments...Readers familiar with the two cities will enjoy the recitation of familiar history and the frequent occurrence of unfamiliar fact and anecdote.

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