Smiles Better

Andrew O’Hagan

  • On Glasgow and Edinburgh by Robert Crawford
    Harvard, 345 pp, £20.00, February 2013, 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?

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