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Ian Rankin’s guide to the places in Scotland that have provided inspiration for his bestselling Inspector Rebus novels.

‘A must-have for all Rebus fans’ DAILY EXPRESS

‘His novels are playing a significant part in redefining Scotland’s image of itself in literature’ INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY



In REBUS’S SCOTLAND Ian Rankin uncovers the Scotland that the tourist never sees, highlighting the places that inspired the settings for the Inspector Rebus novels. Rankin also reveals the story of Rebus and how he came into being, who he is, and what his – and Rankin’s – Scotland is like. With over 100 evocative photographs, specially commissioned to reflect the text, REBUS’S SCOTLAND is the perfect gift for anyone interested in Scotland or in the novels of Ian Rankin.

Reviews

Rankin is a phenomenon. He has made Edinburgh an imaginary or rather fully imagined city as nobody, except Spark, has done since Stevenson
SPECTATOR
Absorbing analysis ... Rankin blends autobiography, cultural analysis and the process of creative writing into a pure malt
OBSERVER
A must-have for all Rebus fans as the writer, revisiting the rural Scotland of his upbringing, reveals the genesis of his characters
DAILY EXPRESS
Rebus's Scotland is interesting, particularly for fans of the novels, and nicely produced ... Rankin is such a perceptive observer
John Connolly, IRISH TIMES
Rankin's Rebus novels should be required reading for anyone whose knowledge of Edinburgh has been derived from visits to the Festival
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