The third One Book - One Edinburgh citywide reading campaign was part of the UK's largest reading campaign - The Lost World Read 2009. Together with Glasgow, Bristol and other regions of England, our city read Edinburgh-born author Arthur Conan Doyle's tail of dinosaurs and exploration, The Lost World.
The free books may have all gone, and the Lost World events have finished, but you can still read along online, head to a library to borrow a copy or be inspired by our online activities and reading guide.
All About The Lost World Read 2009
An overview of the 2009 reading campaign:
Online Resources and Fun Stuff
To get as many people as possible reading The Lost World, the entire story is available online: free to read and listen to - you can even watch the trailer to the 1925 silent movie version.
Book & Author
Arthur Conan Doyle was influenced by characters he met and places he knew in the city of his birth. Find out what inspired him, and read more about Charles Darwin, whose theory of evolution is explored in The Lost World.
Let Us Know....
This year is the 150th birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, best known for creating the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.
It's also 200 years since Charles Darwin was born, who also has ties to our city - he studied at the University of Edinburgh
Our dinosaur artwork (c) was created by Mark Mechan.
With thanks to those funding this project:
Aye Write! Bank of Scotland book festival, GWE Business West, Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust, Scottish Arts Council, Arts Council England, Bristol City Council, Hampshire County Council, Glasgow Culture & Sport, City of Edinburgh Council, University of Edinburgh and our many partner organistions who give in-kind contributions.