Walking the Border: A Journey Between Scotland and England (Hardback)Ian Crofton (author)
Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 12/09/2014
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In this book Ian Crofton makes a journey on foot from Gretna Green in the southwest to Berwick in the northeast, following as close as possible the Anglo-Scottish Border as it has been fixed since the union of the crowns in 1603. Much of the line of the Border runs through a wild, overwhelmingly unvisited no man's land - the sort of trackless waste perfect for keeping two belligerent peoples apart? During the course of his journey Ian Crofton considers a number of questions how 'natural' are borderlines? Sometimes they follow physical barriers, sometimes an arbitrary line on a map, the compromise made by some committee of distant diplomats.
Publisher: Birlinn General
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 599 g
Dimensions: 215 x 135 x 25 mm
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