Rebus's Scotland: A Personal JourneyMixed media product
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- Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- Format: Mixed media product | 3 pages
- Dimensions: 145mm x 190mm x 25mm | 356g
- Publication date: 6 October 2005
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0752873296
- ISBN 13: 9780752873299
- Edition: Abridged
- Edition statement: Abridged edition
- Sales rank: 1,698,084
This evocative and stunningly produced CD highlights the places that inspired the settings for the Inspector Rebus novels. It is a fascinating insight into the mind of Rebus' creator Ian Rankin, revealing how Scotland, and in particular Edinburgh, has influenced his writing. James Macpherson, award-winning reader of the Rebus audiobooks, reads the extracts from the books here, whilst the personal journey contained in the book itself is, of course, narrated by its author. Shortlisted for the Storanenso Design and Production British Book Trade Award 2006.
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Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into thirty-six languages and are bestsellers worldwide. Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and is also a past winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards including the prestigious Diamond Dagger in 2005. In 2004, Ian won America's celebrated Edgar Award for Resurrection Men. He has also been shortlisted for the Anthony Award in the USA, won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the Deutscher Krimipreis. Ian Rankin is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Hull and the Open University. A contributor to BBC2's Newsnight Review, he also presented his own TV series, Ian Rankin's Evil Thoughts. Rankin is a number one bestseller in the UK and has received the OBE for services to literature, opting to receive the prize in his home city of Edinburgh, where he lives with his partner and two sons. Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into twenty-two languages and are bestsellers on several continents.