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Walking the Border free pdf 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.

About Ian Crofton

Ian Crofton was born in Edinburgh and worked for Collins in Glasgow before moving to London, where he has been a freelance writer and editor for 25 years. Previous books include Brewer's Dictionary of Curious Titles- Brewer's Britain and Ireland (with John Ayto)- Brewer's Cabinet of Curiosities, A Dictionary of Art Quotations, History without the Boring Bits- Science without the Boring Bits- A Dictionary of Scottish Quotations.

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Author : Ian Crofton
Publisher : Birlinn Ltd
Data Published : 12 September 2014
ISBN : 1780272073
EAN : 9781780272078
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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