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The Borders

A History of the Borders from Earliest Times

by Alistair Moffat

£14.99

667 in stock

Free UK Delivery
ISBN: 9781780275543
Published: 12 Jul 2018
Format: Paperback
Extent: 608
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
Categories:
Local history
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About the Book

In this acclaimed book, Alistair Moffat tells the story of a part of Scotland that has played a huge role in the nation’s history and moved poets, painters and writers as well as ordinary visitors for hundreds of years.

The hunter-gatherers, who first penetrated the virgin interior, the Celtic warlords, the Romans, the Northumbrians and the Reivers, who dominated the Anglo-Scottish borderlands for over 300 years, have all had their part to play in the constantly evolving life of the area. It is the people of a place that make its history, and Alistair Moffat’s 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 in Kelso, Scotland in 1950. He is an award winning Writer, Historian and former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television. He is the founder of Borders Book Festival and Co-Chairman of The Great Tapestry Of Scotland.

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