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Ismeretlen szerző - Edinburgh
Minden, ​amire egy turistának szüksége lehet: - 64 oldalas útikönyv Edinburgh és Glasgow legfontosabb látnivalóival, - részletes térkép.

Alexander McCall Smith - Friends, ​Lovers, Chocolate
In ​this second novel in the Sunday Philosophy Club, Isabel Dalhousie’s niece, Cat (she of the unsuitable boyfriends) is invited to a wedding in Italy. This means that Isabel is left in charge of Cat’s delicatessen – a task to which the redoutable moral philosopher proves more than equal. She is intrigued by the customers, of course, given her irrepressible tendency to take an interest in the business of others, and one man in particular attracts her attention. He is recovering from heart surgery – a heart transplant in fact – and when Isabel gets to know him a bit better he reveals an extraordinary aspect of being the recipient of another’s heart. Isabel is drawn into an investigation of the facts behind the transplant, with disturbing results. Her enquiries take time, but not so much time as to prevent romantic entanglements, both for Isabel and her housekeeper, Grace. And as for chocolate – that proves to have some very interesting philosophical ramifications – at least in the mind of Isabel Dalhousie. Chocolate is a moral problem, it transpires – invoking questions of temptation and, of course, human weakness. We are all weak when it comes to chocolate, Isabel decides – should we just accept the fact and get on with it?

Alexander McCall Smith - Espresso ​Tales
In ​Espresso Tales, Alexander Mc Call Smith returns home to Edinburgh and the glorious cast of his own tales of the city, the residents of 44 Scotland Street, with a new set of challenges for each one of them. Bruce, the intolerably vain and perpetually deluded ex-surveyor, is about to embark on a new career as a wine merchant, while his long-suffering flatmate Pat MacGregor, set up by matchmaking Domenica Macdonald, finds herself invited to a nudist picnic in Moray Place in the pursuit of true love. Prodigious six-year-old Bertie Pollock wants a boy's life of fishing and rugby, not yoga and pink dungarees, and he plots rebellion against his bossy, crusading mother Irene and his psychotherapist Dr Fairbairn. But when Bertie's longed-for trip to Glasgow with his ineffectual father Stuart ends with Bertie taking money off legendary Glasgow hard man Lard O'Connor at cards, it looks as though Bertie should have been more careful what he wished for. And all the time it appears that both Irene Pollock and Dr Fairbairn are engaged in a struggle with dark secrets and unconscious urges of their own.

Terry Deary - Edinburgh
History ​has never been so horrible, find out about: whose picked skin became a sought-after souvenier? - why it's alright to spit on the High Street - how the pupils of Edinburgh High School got away with murder? Plot your path to the past with the frightful fold-out map of the city - climb up to the cursed castle for tales of reckless raids, hit the High Street for a whole host of historical horrors and visit Holyroodhouse, the home of kidnapped kings and mysterious murders.

Eric Weiner - A ​zsenialitás földrajza
Miért ​növekszik robbanásszerűen a kreativitás egyes helyeken? Miért képesek a géniuszok olyan jól boldogulni rendetlenség és káosz közepette is? Tényleg séta közben jutnak eszünkbe a legjobb gondolatok? Vajon mi köze van az osztrigáknak a skót felvilágosodáshoz, és a reneszánsznak a pestisjárványhoz? Eric Weiner azokat a helyeket – például az ókori Athént, a Szung-dinasztia korabeli Kínát, a középkori Firenzét vagy napjaink Szilícium-völgyét – látogatja meg és mutatja be fesztelen és bölcs humorral, ahol a korabeli férfiak és nők virágzó civilizációt teremtettek. Föld körüli utazása során arra keresi a választ, miként indult virágzásnak a kreatív zsenialitás az adott helyen és korban, és vajon hogyan kamatoztathatnánk a tanulságokat a jelenben. A zsenialitás földrajza provokatív és szórakoztató könyv, olyan szellemi kalandozás, amely megváltoztatja az alkotó zsenialitásra vonatkozó felfogásunkat, és elősegítheti a kreativitás kultúrájának kialakítását. A kreatív zsenialitás ugyanis nem magán-, hanem közügy; sőt nem egyszerűen genetikai kérdés, és még csak nem is a kemény munkához van köze, sokkal inkább egy olyan kultúra gyümölcseként kell értelmeznünk, amely ösztönzi az eredeti gondolkodást. Eric Weiner filozófus utazó, gyógyulófélben lévő elégedetlen, A boldog zarándok – Egy mogorva alak elindul, hogy felfedezze a világ legboldogabb helyeit című bestseller szerzője. Korábban az amerikai közszolgálati rádió, az NPR külföldi tudósítójaként dolgozott, írásai megjelentek a The New York Times, a Slate, a Quartz, a Los Angeles Times, a Foreign Policy, a BBC, az AFAR és a The Best American Travel Writing hasábjain. Washingtonban él.

Alexander McCall Smith - The ​Importance of Being Seven
Despite ​inhabiting a great city renowned for its impeccable restraint, the extended family of 44 Scotland Street is trembling on the brink of reckless self-indulgence. Matthew and Elspeth receive startling - and expensive - news on a visit to the Infirmary, Angus and Domenica are contemplating an Italian ménage a trois, and even Big Lou is overheard discussing cosmetic surgery. But when Bertie Pollock - six years old and impatient to be seven - mislays his meddling mother Irene one afternoon, a valuable lesson is learned: that wish-fulfilment is a dangerous business. Warm-hearted, wise and very funny, The Importance of Being Seven brings us a fresh and delightful set of insights into philosophy and fraternity among Edinburgh's most loveable residents.

Alexander McCall Smith - 44 ​Scotland Street
The ​story revolves around the comings and goings at No. 44 Scotland Street, a fictitious building in a real street in Edinburgh. Immediately recognisable are the Edinburgh chartered surveyor, stalwart of the Conservative Association, who dreams of membership of Scotland's most exclusive golf club. We have the pushy Stockbridge mother, and her prodigiously talented five-year-old son, who is making good progress with the saxophone and with his Italian. Then there is Domenica Macdonald who is that type of Edinburgh lady who sees herself as a citizen of a broader intellectual world. In McCall Smith's hands such characters retain charm and novelty, simultaneously arousing both mirth and empathy. 44 Scotland Street is vintage McCall Smith, tackling issues of trust and honesty, snobbery and hypocrisy, love and loss, but all with great lightness of touch. Clever, elegant and funny, this is a novel that provides huge entertainment but which is underpinned by the moral dilemmas of everyday life and the characters' struggles to resolve them.

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