Silent Traveller in Edinburgh, The (2019)

by Chiang Yee

Silent Traveller in Edinburgh, The (2019)

Scotland's capital city seen through the unique gaze of 'The Silent Traveller'

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'Chiang Yee finds beauty in the dreariest of rainstorms and opens his readers’ eyes to alternative perspectives on the city of Edinburgh' – Scottish Field

Chiang Yee was, in his own words, ‘dazzled’ by the Scottish capital. From the Meadows to Princes Street, from Arthur’s Seat to Calton Hill and Edinburgh Castle, he paints an unforgettable picture of the city and its people in the 1940s. Writing with wry humour, he broadens our perspective of familiar sights and customs, introduces us to Confucian philosophy and Chinese poetry, corrects cultural misconceptions, and encourages us to appreciate life.

Chiang Yee, the self-styled 'Silent Traveller' was a Chinese poet, author, painter and calligrapher. His Silent Traveller series spanned a dozen cities across three continents.


ISBN: 9781846974816

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

Stock status: Published

Categories: Birlinn/Polygon , Edinburgh and Lothians