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Mallaig Book Festival: James Crawford

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Join James Crawford, writer and broadcaster, at the Mallaig Book Festival

James is a writer, broadcaster and presenter of BBC One’s Scotland from the Sky. His first major book, Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History’s Greatest Buildings was shortlisted for the Saltire Literary Award for best non-fiction. His other books include Who Built Scotland: 25 Journeys in Search of a Nation, Scotland’s Landscapes and The Edge of the Plain: How Borders Make and Break Our World. His most recent book is Wild History: Journeys into Lost Scotland.

10am

Sunday November 12th

West Highland Hotel, Mallaig

Tickets: £8

 

About Wild History: Journeys into Lost Scotland:

You scramble up over the dunes of an isolated beach. You climb to the summit of a lonely hill. You pick your way through the eerie hush of a forest. And then you find them. The traces of the past. Perhaps they are marked by a tiny symbol on your map, perhaps not. There are no plaques to explain their fading presence before you, nothing to account for what they once were – who made them, lived in them or abandoned them. Now they are merged with the landscape. They are being reclaimed by nature. They are wild history.

In this book acclaimed author and presenter James Crawford introduces many such places all over the country, from the ruins of prehistoric forts and ancient, arcane burial sites, to abandoned bothies and boathouses, and the derelict traces of old, faded industry.

 

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Sunday 12 Nov 2023
10:00
West Highland Hotel, Mallaig. United Kingdom