East Lothian is one of Scotlands most important and historic counties and this is the most comprehensive book yet published on the subject, with 448 pages, 150,000 words and 250 photographs, including a 16-page plate section in full colour. There are seven main sections: Environment, History, Religion, Economy, Domestic Buildings, Transport and Miscellaneous. Within these broad headings there are thirtyfive sub sections covering an impressive range of topics: landscape to lost domains; battlefields to breweries; coal mines to collegiate houses; distilleries to dovecotes; monuments to memorials; rivers to religious house; and much more. There is a special section on East Lothian towns and villages, entitled from Aberlady to Whittingehame, covering their history, economy, notable buildings and famous people. The book finishes with a useful places-to-visit chapter and a full bibliography. This is a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in a most diverting county.