Ian Rankin's guide to the places in Scotland that have provided inspiration for his bestselling Inspector Rebus novels.
'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.
Rankin's Rebus novels should be required reading for anyone whose knowledge of Edinburgh has been derived from visits to the Festival - Sunday Telegraph
Rankin is a phenomenon. He has made Edinburgh an imaginary or rather fully imagined city as nobody, except Spark, has done since Stevenson - Spectator
A must-have for all Rebus fans as the writer, revisiting the rual 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 - Irish Times
Absorbing analysis ... Rankin blends autobiography, cultural analysis and the process of creative writing into a pure malt - Observer
Ian Rankin is the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller of over thirty novels and creator of John Rebus. His books have been translated into thirty-six languages and have been adapted for radio, the stage and the screen.
Rankin is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards, including the Diamond Dagger, the UK's most prestigious award for crime fiction. In the United States, he has won the celebrated Edgar Award and been shortlisted for the Anthony Award. In Europe, he has won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the German Deutscher Krimipreis.
He is the recipient of honorary degrees from universities across the UK, is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature, and has received an OBE for his services to literature.