Close encounters in the Royal Mile
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Close encounters in the Royal Mile a walking guide, withan historical background to all the closes, wynds, pends and lands, including a history of the Nor" Loch by Alastair Hardie

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Published by John Donald in Edinburgh .
Written in English


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Includes bibliography and index.

StatementAlastair M.R. Hardie.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 122 p. :
Number of Pages122
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22315303M
ISBN 100859764141

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