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  • Dr. Javid suggested Great Ormond Street in London, and specialist hospitals in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Born: Edinburgh, Scotland.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • Born, bred, and educated in Edinburgh, he looked the part thoroughly.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Rosslyn Chapel—often called the Cathedral of Codes—stands seven miles south of Edinburgh, Scotland, on the site of an ancient Mithraic temple.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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  • I visited Edinburgh with languid eyes and mind; and yet that city might have interested the most unfortunate being.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • He was the usual cut-and-dry apothecary, of no particular age and colour, with a strong Edinburgh accent, and about as emotional as a bagpipe.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Chapter XXXVI IN WHICH PHILEAS FOGG’S NAME IS ONCE MORE AT A PREMIUM ON ’CHANGE It is time to relate what a change took place in English public opinion when it transpired that the real bankrobber, a certain James Strand, had been arrested, on the 17th day of December, at Edinburgh.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • (Edinburgh, 1971); and his Homer and the Artists: Text and Picture in Early Greek Art (Cambridge, 1998).
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Thence the joyful news had flashed all over the world; a thousand cities, chilled by ghastly apprehensions, suddenly flashed into frantic illuminations; they knew of it in Dublin, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, at the time when I stood upon the verge of the pit.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • I can read pretty well and I know ever so many pieces of poetry off by heart—’The Battle of Hohenlinden’ and ’Edinburgh after Flodden,’ and ’Bingen of the Rhine,’ and most of the ’Lady of the Lake’ and most of ’The Seasons’ by James Thompson.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables

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  • Hume grew up near Edinburgh in Scotland.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • A pretty lad like you should get to Cramond (which is near in by Edinburgh) in two days of walk.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • Old Cutler, the Doctor, made one or two jokes, which, being professional, need not be repeated; and Cackle, the Assistant M.D. of Edinburgh, condescended to examine her upon leeterature, and tried her with his three best French quotations.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Dr. Kerr, a graduate of Edinburgh University, was virtually the founder of Fort Hare and was a greatly respected man.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • And secretly he resolved that he would not tell her, but he would slip out of the house at dawn when they were all asleep and if he could not find it he would go to Edinburgh and buy her another, just like it but more beautiful.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • Mrs. Rodricks, still very much alive, lectured in advanced probability theory at Edinburgh University.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • There were application forms, twenty pages long, and thick, densely printed admission handbooks from Edinburgh and London whose methodical, exacting prose seemed to be a foretaste of a new kind of academic rigor.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Edinburgh and Aberdeen, then as now, supplied no small portion of the medical men of the British service, and Dr. Graham, as indeed his name and countenance equally indicated, was, by birth a North Briton.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • [6] The last news which I hear from Edinburgh is, that the gentleman who fills the situation of Secretary to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, [7] is the best amateur draftsman in that kingdom, and that much is expected from his skill and zeal in delineating those specimens of national antiquity, which are either mouldering under the slow touch of time, or swept away by modern taste, with the same besom of destruction which John Knox used at the Reformation.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • …his scientific interest soon took the form of a professional enthusiasm: he had a youthful belief in his bread-winning work, not to be stifled by that initiation in makeshift called his ’prentice days; and he carried to his studies in London, Edinburgh, and Paris, the conviction that the medical profession as it might be was the finest in the world; presenting the most perfect interchange between science and art; offering the most direct alliance between intellectual conquest and the…
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • She was only up from Edinburgh two days ago.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • She picked one up, feeling the shiny leather admirably, peering for the label: "John Craftsman, Edinburgh," it said.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • Bernard and Neville, Percival, Archie, Larpent and Baker go to Oxford or Cambridge, to Edinburgh, Rome, Paris, Berlin, or to some American University.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Rush—high-spirited, handsome, and all of thirty—had studied medicine in Edinburgh and in London, where he came to know Benjamin Franklin and once dined with Samuel Johnson and James Boswell.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • /Edinburgh Review/, Jan., 1820.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • The male poorhouse specimen of his first-year anatomy class had been ancient and shriveled with ghostly muscles and tendons, such being the common tender of Edinburgh anatomy theaters.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • There is speculation that the very spelling of the city’s name, ending with an "h," echoed the Scottish Edinburgh, whereas Harrisburg, the state capital, like Hamburg with no "h," reflected the influence of many German settlers.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • He was an M.B. of Edinburgh; he had served in the African bush; he had had black-water fever and cholera and most other reasonable afflictions; and he had come to St. Hubert only to recover his red blood corpuscles and to disturb the unhappy Inchcape Jones.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • If a Templar would smile at the qualifications of Marmaduke to fill the judicial seat he occupied, we are certain that a graduate of Leyden or Edinburgh would be extremely amused with this true narration of the servitude of Elnathan in the temple of Aesculapius.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Had more tattoos than the Edinburgh Festival and all his teeth filed as sharp as daggers, but he lugged this coffin onto every ship he sailed with so’s if he died, he’d have a proper Christian funeral and not be chucked over the side sewn up in a bit o’ canvas with a cannonball for company.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • …subjected to the early drafts were Tony Sheeder, Dr. Steve Horst of Wesleyan University, who made extensive and very lucid comments on everything having to do with brains and computers (and who suddenly came down with a virus about one hour after reading it); and my brother-in-law, Steve Wiggins, currently at the University of Edinburgh, who got me started on Asherah to begin with and also fed me useful papers and citations as I thrashed around pitifully in the Library of Congress.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Printed by T. and A. Constable, Printers to Her Majesty at the Edinburgh University Press]
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • "Edinburgh wouldn’t do, I suppose?’ asked Weeks.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Once when Herndon asked him about it he answered: "I catch the idea by two senses, for when I read aloud I hear what is read and I see it …. and I remember it better, if I do not For years Herndon kept on their office table the Westminster Review, the Edinburgh Review, other English periodicals, the works of Darwin, Spencer, and other English writers.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • [Footnote d: [It is difficult to ascertain with accuracy the amount of the Roman Catholic population of the United States, but in 1868 an able writer in the "Edinburgh Review" (vol. cxxvii. p. 521) affirmed that the whole Catholic population of the United States was then about 4,000,000, divided into 43 dioceses, with 3,795 churches, under the care of 45 bishops and 2,317 clergymen.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • I see the cities of the earth and make myself at random a part of them, I am a real Parisian, I am a habitan of Vienna, St. Petersburg, Berlin, Constantinople, I am of Adelaide, Sidney, Melbourne, I am of London, Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh, Limerick, I am of Madrid, Cadiz, Barcelona, Oporto, Lyons, Brussels, Berne, Frankfort, Stuttgart, Turin, Florence, I belong in Moscow, Cracow, Warsaw, or northward in Christiania or Stockholm, or in Siberian Irkutsk, or in some street in…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • I have to board a train for Edinburgh.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • He had studied at Edinburgh and Vienna.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • He seated himself upon this and began to lay out inkhorn, ledgers, and receipt-book, as composed in his manner as though he were still behind his lace curtains in Edinburgh.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Francis Jeffrey, writing on Franklin in the /Edinburgh Review/ for July, 1806, hailed him as a prodigy who had arisen "in a society where there was no relish and no encouragement for literature."
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • There was a question the chief examiner had posed to him when he appeared for the Royal College of Surgeons viva voce after passing his written examinations in Edinburgh: "What first-aid treatment in shock is administered by ear?"
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • There was scarcely an issue of the /Quarterly Review/, the /Edinburgh/, the /Foreign Quarterly/, the /British Review/ or /Blackwood’s/, for a generation following 1814, in which he was not stupendously assaulted.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • CHAPTER II I COME TO MY JOURNEY’S END On the forenoon of the second day, coming to the top of a hill, I saw all the country fall away before me down to the sea; and in the midst of this descent, on a long ridge, the city of Edinburgh smoking like a kiln.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • I’m sending you to Edinburgh with the next posting of dispatches.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • He had trained in medicine at Edinburgh, where he was first in his class, then changed professions, taking up the law in London, where he became an agent for Massachusetts, first as an associate of Franklin, then succeeding him after Franklin’s return to Philadelphia in 1775.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • And general questions of amenities aside, I couldn’t—could not—allow him to send me to Edinburgh.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • There was one—this dry little Edinburgh lawyer, tough as the old boot he so strongly resembled.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • First, James of the Glens rode to Edinburgh, and got some lawyer (a Stewart, nae doubt—they all hing together like bats in a steeple) and had the proceedings stayed.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • Exhilaration of the kind voiced by young James Boswell of Edinburgh upon seeing the city for the first time in 1762 was felt still by thousands who kept coming from the hinterlands.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • He lived in the Age of Enlightenment at the same time as great French thinkers like Voltaire and Rousseau, and he traveled widely in Europe before returning to settle down in Edinburgh toward the end of his life.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
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