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Definition capital of Scotland and a popular tourist destination
  • She picked one up, feeling the shiny leather admirably, peering for the label: "John Craftsman, Edinburgh," it said.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • 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
  • Dr. Javid suggested Great Ormond Street in London, and specialist hospitals in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • I visited Edinburgh with languid eyes and mind; and yet that city might have interested the most unfortunate being.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Born: Edinburgh, Scotland.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • Hume grew up near Edinburgh in Scotland.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • Printed by T. and A. Constable, Printers to Her Majesty at the Edinburgh University Press]
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Mrs. Rodricks, still very much alive, lectured in advanced probability theory at Edinburgh University.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • 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
  • "Edinburgh wouldn't do, I suppose?' asked Weeks.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • 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
  • She was only up from Edinburgh two days ago.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • 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
  • A pretty lad like you should get to Cramond (which is near in by Edinburgh) in two days of walk.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • M. Snodgrass, The Dark Age of Greece: An Archaeological Survey of the Eleventh to the Eighth Centuries B. c. (Edinburgh, 1971); and his Homer and the Artists: Text and Picture in Early Greek Art (Cambridge, 1998).
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • 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

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