Perth: As Others Saw Us is a unique collection of writings on the Fair City of Perth by more than a hundred poets, journalists, writers, and local personalities. From the Water Poet John Taylor in 1618 through to Her Majesty the Queen in 2012, PERTH: AS OTHERS SAW US offers a picture of Perth and its people across five centuries. The anthology includes entries by many well-known figures including Robert Burns, Billy Connolly, Stuart Cosgrove, Daniel Defoe, H. V. Morton, Carolina Oliphant, Beatrix Potter, and Sir Walter Scott. The compiler, Donald N. M. Paton, provides a lucid introduction, and individual biographies of the various writers. The result is a volume of prose and poetry which is a pleasure to peruse and one the reader will return to time and again.