ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: December 5, 2019
66 The House That Viewed the World
By (author) John D. O. Fulton
Set in 66 Queen Street, a townhouse in Edinburgh’s New Town, this book tells the story of people and events associated with the house for 210 years from 1790 and whose lives were empowered by the Scottish Enlightenment. The diverse characters range from heroes to villains, and from people of conscience to subjects of tabloid scandal and moral prurience.Edinburgh emerges from its past to become the intellectual, banking and professional capital of an enlightened Scotland. The story reflects how our modern world is shaped but above all it is about its people; some masters of their circumstances and others prisoners.
John D. O. Fulton
The author, born and brought up in Edinburgh, is a lawyer who for seventeen years worked in the building at No.66. However his practice developed an international client base through regular visits to Hong Kong, Singapore and China over twenty five years. Amongst appointments he has held are: Treasurer of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet, Chair of the Clark Foundation for Legal Education and a Director of Asian Growth Properties, Hong Kong. He has four adult children and lives with his partner in Edinburgh’s New Town.