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Black Friday

by Peter Aitchison

£9.99

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ISBN: 9781912476237
Published: 05 Apr 2018
Format: Paperback
Extent: 320
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Origin
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About the Book

Black Friday is the astonishing true story of a coastal community that lost 189 men in a single afternoon. Britain's worst fishing disaster decimated the coastal community of Eyemouth, yet is an almost forgotten part of the past. One hundred and twenty-five years on, this is the story of that storm, told through the accounts of fishermen at sea caught up in the maelstrom, of their families waiting anxiously for news, and of its historical context. At its heart is a gripping narrative of survival and high adventure when Eyemouth was the centre of a massive smuggling ring. Author Peter Aitchison does more than simply spin a good yarn: as a direct descendant, his account of how these fishermen plied their trade, led their lives and met their fate in the 1880s is an insightful and compelling read. Previously published as: Children of the Sea.


The Author

Peter Aitchison

Peter Aitchison is a News Producer on BBC Radio Scotland. Born in Eyemouth, he now lives in Renfrewshire.

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