Alistair Moffat - The Borders (A History of The Borders from Earliest Times) (2nd Hand Paperback)
This is the story of the border: a place of beginnings and endings, of differences and similarities.
It is the story of England and Scotland, told not from the remoteness of London or Edinburgh or in the tired terms of national histories, but up close and personal, toe to toe and eyeball to eyeball across the tweed, the Cheviots, the Esk and the tidal races of the upper Solway. This is a tale told in blood, fun and granite-hard memory.
This is the story of an ancient place; where hunter-gatherers penetrated into the virgin interior, where Celtic warlords ruled, the Romans came but could not conquer, where the glittering kingdom of Northumbria thrived, the place where David MacMalcolm raised great abbeys, where the Border Reivers rode into history, and where Walter Scott sat at Abbotsford and brooded on the area's rich and historic legacy.
- Format : Standard, Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Scotland
- Published : 2002 (This Ed. 2007)
- ISBN : 9781841584669
- SKU : B000208
- PPC : SP700gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
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"Highly readable . . . a lively, clear style." - Northern History.
"Beautifully written, a fine book." - Sunday Herald.
"History over 6000 years told like a story. Very enjoyable and a long read, over 500 pages of fact intertwined with facts about ordinary people. If you like history and are interested in the eastern borders then this is for you." - Amazon Review.
Alistair Murray Moffat is a Scottish writer and journalist, former director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and former Rector of the University of St Andrews.