Walking the Border

A Journey Between Scotland and England

By Ian Crofton

Format: Paperback

Ian Crofton makes this journey through some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain, speculating on what the Border signifies - geographically, culturally and emotionally.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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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.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 16 Jul 2015
ISBN 9781780273082
Number of Pages 272

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