Patrick Richardson, the author of In Search of Landfall: The Odyssey of an Indefatigable Adventurer, was brought up in Edinburgh during the 1950s, went to North Berwick and Ely for his holidays, learnt to swim at the Portobello indoor pool, frequented the Portobello outdoor pool, had a parent who liked Edinburgh Zoo, went to Edinburgh University where he came into contact with Malcolm Rifkind, frequented the Meadows Bar, and voted for Jonathan Wills for rector. Some very similar things in that list to my own experiences, though Patrick is a little older than I.
Our paths almost certainly crossed at some stage during those times.
Since then, he has travelled the world, met all sorts of people and written In Search of Landfall.
I went to his book launch a few months ago, and enjoyed his presentation. His story In Search of Landfall is also enjoyable, though at times, especially when he talks about his past affairs of the heart and body, possibly a little too detailed for comfort, if you get what I mean.