Treasures of the Lost World


Suddenly out of the darkness, out of the night, there swooped something with a swish like an aeroplane. Ed Malone in the Lost World

It’s the stuff of dreams:  you are travelling in time to a place where dinosaurs crash through forests of dripping trees. Ok, so The Lost World Read won’t really bring you face to face with a live dinosaur (or even a stuffed one for that matter) but the trail leading from Palm House in the Botanics to Poetry Garden in St Andrew Square is full of excitement all the same.  Join the adventure beginning on 31 January. And pick up your free copy of Conan Doyle’s Lost World at the same time.


thanks to Lost World Read for book cover images

The Lost World Read is the third big give away by City of Literature: following Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped in 2007 and Jekyll and Hyde last year, they have thousands of copies of Conan Doyle’s adventure story to hand out across Edinburgh from Saturday 31 January.

During February the Scottish Poetry Library picks up the theme with readings of poetry by Ryan van Winkle in the Temperate Palm House in the Botanics and more poetry ‘planted’ in St Andrew Square garden.

A huge black shadow, twenty feet across, skimmed up into the air; for an instant the monster wings blotted out the stars, and then it vanished over the brow of the cliff above us.

Now read on…Lost World Read


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