Not all of Edinburgh's history is well known; some of it has remained a secret, lost behind the facades 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.
Jack Gillon is a long term resident of Edinburgh and has worked as a Town Planner involved in the conservation of the city's heritage of historic buildings for around thirty years and has an extensive knowledge of the city's history and architecture. He writes extensively on the historical heritage of Scotland and has had several books published by Amberley.