Sunday, August 14, 2011

Edinburgh Offers A Hollywood Affair

Edinburgh embraces a Hollywood affair
The novel is called a literary sensation of the decade had sold over a million copies. The film, starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess is sure to become a success when released on Friday. But David Nicholls' One day, a love story that all enthusiasts, is now at an altitude acquisition of Edinburgh? One of the Intelligent Office of Tourism seems to think so.

Marketing in Edinburgh last week launched a literary tour of Scotland's capital, within walking distance of six miles to take in all the sites mentioned in the book. No matter that Edinburgh already has a dozen festivals, three castles and a literary heritage that stretches from Walter Scott to Harry Potter - now tourists can come to see where Dexter and Emma fall in love. Well, that's what I did.

"Start at the heart of the old city," said the instructions to send me to push the square of the Grassmarket, a man juggling chainsaws next to an African dance troupe. No mention of this in the novel, but the festival season is.

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