Following the runaway bestsellers This is New York and This is Paris, Universe is pleased to reissue another title from M. Sasek's beloved and nostalgic children's travel series. Like the other Sasek classics, This is Edinburgh is a facsimile edition of the original book that is still timely and current in every way. The stylish, charming illustrations, coupled with Sasek's witty, playful narrative, make the book a perfect souvenir that will delight both children and their parents, many of whom will remember it from their childhood. The brilliant, vibrant illustrations have been meticulously preserved, remaining true to his vision more than forty years later and, where applicable, facts have been updated for the twenty-first century, appearing on a "This is ... Today" page at the back of the book. M. Sasek has captured the very spirit, pride, and grandeur of one of the noblest places on earth in This is Edinburgh, first published in 1961. Sasek is right at home in Scotland, with its famous sights, unique character, and iconic traditions of kilt and tartan, pipes and pipers, whisky and haggis.
Miroslav Sasek wurde 1916 in Prag geboren und starb 1980 während einer Reise in der Schweiz. Ursprünglich war er Architekt, dann begann er Kinderbücher zu schreiben. Nach der Machtübernahme durch die Kommunisten im Februar 1948 verließ Sasek Prag und emigrierte nach München, wo er zwischen 1951 und 1957 bei Radio Free Europe arbeitete. Anschließend siedelte er nach Paris um.