Edinburgh is famous for its famous historical and cultural attractions.
But for the discerning visitor it has much more to offer off the beaten track.
This book takes you to hidden corners and secret places of this city of contrasts, exploring fascinating places unknown even to most residents, and revealing unexpected aspects of some familiar local landmarks.
Marvel at a unique underground temple dug out of the living rock; learn how a world-famous illusionist came to be buried here - with his dog; find out why the town hall once ordered a huge electric blanket; look for Edinburgh's ordinary mailbox with an explosive history.
Discover the human stories that lie behind a wide range of places, both exceptional and common, bringing to life the varied urban landscape in which people have left their mark for at least 5,000 years.