- BuyOn Glasgow and Edinburgh by Robert Crawford
Harvard, 345 pp, £20.00, February, ISBN 978 0 674 04888 1
Can places, like people, have a personality, a set of things you can love or not love? Do countries speak? Do lakes and mountains offer a guide to living? Could you feel let down by a city? Can you get huffy with a conurbation or fancy the essence of a town? Can you dedicate a book to a dot – two dots – on the map?