- Jack Gillon
15th April 2015
Not all of Edinburgh’s history is well known; some of it has remained a secret, lost behind the façades of the familiar and hidden from view … until now. Fascinated by Edinburgh’s hidden history, author Jack Gillon has plundered the records in a quest for the lesser-known side of Scotland’s capital city.
Secret Edinburgh tells the tales of the Arthur’s Seat coffins, the Great Lafayette and his dog Beauty, the Six Foot High Club, the first balloon ascent, a Patent Rotary Boat, bizarre performers, Bum the dog, and much more to intrigue and amuse Edinburgh’s friends old and new.