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Battle Valleys free pdf 'Every valley has its battle, and every stream its song' Walter Scott For three hundred years the reivers' country of the Border was an enclave between England and Scotland with its own laws, its own ethics, and an economy based on theft, blackmail and kidnapping for ransom. Over moorland and bog, through the passes of Cheviot and the fords of the Tyne, the reivers rode 60 miles in an autumn night. A skirmish at dawn with lances and the long-shafted Jedburgh axe- then back again with the stolen cows, with the smoke of burning thatch behind them. This book explores in words and photographs the beauty of the Border - on both the English and Scottish sides - where the memory of those terrible centuries lingers on. As well as its battle, every valley boasts its 'bastle' or fortified farmhouse, its pele tower or grim border fortress. Award-winning writer and local resident Ronald Turnbull transports the reader in history and pictures through Ettrick and Yarrow, Liddesdale and Redesdale, Teviot and Tweed. Along the big rivers, thickets of hogweed spring tall as reivers' lances, and the fields are splashed with lurid gorse. Above are bleak moorlands, and the wild, high Cheviot hills.

About Ronald Turnbull

RONALD TURNBULL is a geographer and a walker. Author of over a dozen highly regarded walking books and guides, he has won seven awards from the Outdoor Writers' Guild. Ronald lives in Thornhill in Dumfriesshire. His other titles for Frances Lincoln are Granite and Grit (ISBN 9780711231801), Blencathra (ISBN 9780711229860), The West Highland Way (ISBN 9780711230330) and Sandstone and Sea Stacks (ISBN 9780711232280).

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Author : Ronald Turnbull
Publisher : Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Data Published : 07 June 2012
ISBN : 0711232296
EAN : 9780711232297
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 112 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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