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The Umbrellas of Edinburgh is a book of new poems, covering a wide range of city scapes. The Scottish Poetry Library has taken some of these, read by their creators, and made them into a podcast which lasts about 43 minutes.
Each brief poem is written specifically about a different place, ranging from well known central landmarks to deprived outer city estates. The voices in your ears will take you to a variety of places and times – including the resident who remembers catching his first glimpse of Rolls Royces in his street, during Festival time.
A delight to hear, and it will give a flavour (if ears can have tastebuds) of various parts of the city. A great addendum or introduction to a visit.