Horrible Histories Gruesome Guides: Edinburgh by Terry Deary. It’s history with the nasty bits left in! Want to know: Whose pickled skin became a sought-after souvenir? Why it’s alright to spit on the High Street? How the pupils of Edinburgh High School got away with murder? Plot your path to the past with a frightful full-colour map of the city’s horrible highlights – climb up the cursed castle for tales of reckless raids and hit the High Street for a whole host of historical horrors! 2010 edition, 96 pages, Paperback.