Everyone knows about Roman roads, walls and viaducts, but what other traces did they leave behind? Charlotte Higgins, whose latest book explores the Roman legacy in 21st-century Britain, scours Edinburgh for answers.Jenny Uglow’s latest biography takes her to the age of steam in pursuit of Sarah Losh, an industrial heiress who built a chapel in the Cumbrian countryside. And we travel to Orkney with Amy Sackville, whose second novel entangles a honeymooning couple in mist and myth out in the Scottish isles.Reading listUnder Another Sky by Charlotte Higgins (Jonathan Cape)The Pinecone by Jenny Uglow (Faber)Orkney by Amy Sackville (Portobello)Jenny UglowIain ChambersClaire ArmitsteadRichard LeaCharlotte Higgins …read more

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