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Moffat, Alistair The Borders, A History of the Borders from Earliest Times , Selkirk: Deerpark Press, 2002

First edition. Blue cloth, gilt, map endpapers, col and bw plates, bibliography, index Pagination: viii, 454. This is the story of the Border; a place of beginnings and endings, of differences and similarities, it is the story of England and Scotland, told not from the remoteness of London or Edinburgh or in the tired terms of national histories, but up close and personal, toe to toe and eyeball to eyeball across the Tweed, the Cheviots, the Esk and the tidal races of the Upper Solway. This is a tale told in blood, fun and granite-hard memory.<P>This is the story of an ancient place; where hunter-gatherers penetrated into the virgin interior, where Celtic warlords ruled, the Romans came but could not conquer, where the glittering kingdom of Northumbria thrived, the place where David I Mac Malcolm raised great abbeys, where the Border reivers rode into history, and where Walter Scott sat at Abbotsford and brooded on an immense past.<P>No narrative history of the Borders has been published since the 19th century, and The Borders tells a long awaited story of a unique place with a sweeping, eventful and important posterity.. Book: head v sl bumped, couple of leaves have sl folded corners, VG+, Jacket: unclipped, slight creasing to upper edge, VG (Book ref. 3165 )  £ 19.00

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