The Marches

The Marches

A Borderland Journey Between England and Scotland

Book - 2016
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In his thousand-mile journey, travelling with his 89-year-old father, Stewart sleeps on mountain ridges and in housing estates, in hostels and in farmhouses. Following lines of ancient neolithic standing stones, wading through floods and ruined fields, he walks Hadrian’s Wall with soldiers who have fought in Afghanistan, and visits the Buddhist monks who outnumber Christian monks in the Scottish countryside today. He melds the stories of the people he meets with the region’s political and economic history, tracing the creation of Scotland from ancient tribes to the independence referendum. And he discovers another country buried in history, a vanished Middleland: the lost kingdom of Cumbria.
Publisher: Boston, MA :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, [2016]
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780544108882
Branch Call Number: 914.13704 STE
Characteristics: xii, 354 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Marches


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May 30, 2017

Connecting the politics of ancient Rome with the antics of contemporary London, the historic geography of the borders between Scotland and England and the current geography of the Middle East creates all kinds of insights on how the world works.

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