66 – The House that Viewed the World is set in 66 Queen St., a townhouse in north Edinburgh. It tells the story of extraordinary people and events associated with the house for 210 years, from 1790 until today. The Scottish Enlightenment empowered the lives of these people, who all came from different backgrounds. These characters range from heroes to villains, and from people of conscience to subjects of tabloid scandals.
Alexander McCall Smith said of 66 – The House that Viewed the World that it explores “… how lives interconnect, how we are all creatures of our time, how rich and complex life is in this sometimes shy and reticent city. Not for a moment does our interest flag. This is who we are, even if we have never entered the door of No. 66.”
About the Author
John D. O. Fulton was born and brought up in Edinburgh. He is a lawyer, and for twenty-seven years he worked in the building at No.66 Queen Street. 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, and this is his first book.