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The literary day
Scotland has a strong literary tradition. This is the day we visited all of the things in Edinburgh that had literary ties.
The National Library of Scotland
The exhibition that was on while we were there was "Illustrating Scottish Poems". Here's a link to the description.
Also on display were 5 book sculptures inspired by specific novels and done by cutting into pages of the book to create scenes from the book.
The writer's Museum
The Writer's Museum has very limited hours which is why we had to wait so long to go there. It is mostly about Robert Burns, Walter Scott, and Robert Louis Stevenson, although there is a little bit about Muriel Sparks and JK Rowling.
These quotations are on paving stones outside the Writer's Museum. It is a National Literary Monument. "Makar" is Scottish for author or writer in much the same way the suffix "wright" implies crafter of a thing, makar implies crafter of words. The quotations are from famous Scottish authors.
Other monuments to writers
Wind in the Willow references
Rob wanted to see a Hedgehog in a hedgerow the whole time we were there, but this is as close as he got.
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