Rebus's Scotland

Rebus's Scotland : A Personal Journey

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This evocative and stunningly produced book highlights the places that inspired the settings for the Inspector Rebus novels. It is the modern-day Scotland that the tourist never sees. The book is part biography of Rebus, revealing how he came into being, who he is, and what his Scotland is like. It is also partly an autobiography of Ian Rankin, explaining where he comes from and what his inspirations are. Beautifully illustrated throughout, with pictures that reflect the text, this is the perfect gift for anyone interested in Scotland or in the novels of Ian more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 196 x 262 x 24mm | 879.99g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752852450
  • 9780752852454
  • 1,399,948

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'A great read' HAM & HIGH 'Stunning black-and-white photography...A non-fiction work of intelligent analysis' -- Elizabeth Buie GLASGOW HERALD 'Fascinating, as much for the revealing insight into the genesis of his characters, and an excellent collection of for his personal views of Scotland and its people' CHOICE 'Trish Malley and Ross Gillespie...provide a visual language to complement the dark and complex thoughts of Scotland's most famous sleuth' BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPH 'atmospherically illustrated with a series of stunning shots, mostly of Edinburgh' DAILY MAIL (Scotland) 'No discerning coffee table should be without this visually stunning, intriguing snapshot of a Scottish literary icon' DAILY RECORD 'The autobiographical narrative of real Rankin is punctuated by the observations of unreal Rebus and are interwoven with acute and often wry tangential digressions on the nature of Scottishness. The formula works. Rebus 's myriad fans will be fascinated by the relationship between their hero and Rankin and general readers will find much to ponder over in Rankin's speculations about his own times and nation. The evocative photographs are a brilliant complement to the text' DAILY MAILshow more

About Ian Rankin

Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982. 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. Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and has received the Gold Dagger for Fiction. He has also been shortlisted for the Edgar and Anthony Awards in the USA. Ian Rankin is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews and Edinburgh. A contributor to BBC2's 'Newsnight Review', he also presented his own TV series, 'Ian Rankin's Evil Thoughts', on Channel 4 in 2002. He recently 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. Ian Rankin was born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960. In 1997 he was awarded the Macallan Gold Dagger for Fiction for Black and Blue. His subsequent Rebus novels have all been international bestsellers. He lives with his wife and two sons in Edinburgh. ?show more

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332 ratings
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