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The Borders

A History of the Borders from Earliest Times

by Alistair Moffat

£14.99

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ISBN: 9781780278919
Published: 04 Apr 2024
Format: Paperback
Extent: 624
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
Categories:
Local history
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About the Book

This is the story of a part of Scotland that has played a huge role in the nation's history for thousands of years. The hunter-gatherers, who first discovered the bounty of the ancient Wildwood, the Celtic warlords, the Romans, the Northumbrians and the Reivers, who dominated the Anglo-Scottish borderlands for more than three centuries, have all had their part to play in the constantly evolving life of the area.

It is the people of a place who make its history. Alistair Moffat's acclaimed book is a testament to those who have made the Borders their home and who have created the traditions, myths and romance that define it so strongly.


The Author

Alistair Moffat

Alistair Moffat was born and bred in the Scottish Borders. A former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Director of Programmes at Scottish Television and founder of the Borders Book Festival, he is also the author of a number of highly acclaimed books. From 2011 he was Rector of the University of St Andrews. He has written more than thirty books on Scottish history, and lives in the Scottish Borders.

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