The Debatable Land

- The Lost World Between Scotland and England

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The Debatable Land
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Format:
Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
08-02-2018
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
352
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`A book worth reading' Andrew Marr, Sunday TimesThe Debatable Land was an independent territory which used to exist between Scotland and England. At the height of its notoriety, it was the bloodiest region in Great Britain, fought over by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and James V. After the Union of the Crowns, most of its population was slaughtered or deported and it became the last part of the country to be brought under the control of the state. Today, its history has been forgotten or ignored.When Graham Robb moved to a lonely house on the very edge of England, he discovered that the river which almost surrounded his new home had once marked the Debatable Land's southern boundary. Under the powerful spell of curiosity, Robb began a journey - on foot, by bicycle and into the past - that would uncover lost towns and roads, reveal the truth about this maligned patch of land and result in more than one discovery of major historical significance.Rich in detail and epic in scope, The Debatable Land takes us from a time when neither England nor Scotland could be imagined to the present day, when contemporary nationalism and political turmoil threaten to unsettle the cross-border community once more. Writing with his customary charm, wit and literary grace, Graham Robb proves the Debatable Land to be a crucial, missing piece in the puzzle of British history.Includes a 16-page colour plate section.

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Udgivelsesdato:
08-02-2018
ISBN13:
9781509804689
Vægt:
633 g
Dybde:
32 mm
Bredde:
163 mm
Højde:
241 mm
Forlag:
Pan Macmillan
Målgruppe:
From 18 years
Format:
Hardback
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    Sunday Times top-ten bestselling author Graham Robb turns his attention on his homeland for the first time in this beautifully written and ground-breaking book.PRIZES:Short-listed for HWA Non Fiction Crown 2018 (UK)Short-listed for Lakeland Book of the Year 2019 (UK)Long-listed for The Gordon Burn Prize 2018 (UK)

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