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Britain's Last Frontier A Journey Along the Highland Line by Alistair Moffat, James Naughtie

Britain's Last Frontier A Journey Along the Highland Line

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December 2012 Travel Book of the Month.

In Britain's Last Frontier best-selling author Alistair Moffat makes a journey of the imagination, tracing the route of the Line from the River Clyde through Perthshire and the North-east. With an introduction from Aberdeenshire born Radio 4 Today presenter James Naughtie it is a fascinating book, full of history and anecdote and a lovely gift for any 'Scotophile'.

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Britain's Last Frontier A Journey Along the Highland Line by Alistair Moffat, James Naughtie

The Highland Line is the most profound internal boundary in Britain. First recognised by Agricola in the first century AD (parts of its most northerly portion mark the furthest north the Romans got) it divides the country both geologically and culturally, signalling the border between Highland and Lowland, Celtic and English-speaking, crofting and farming.

About the Author

Alistair Moffat, James Naughtie

Alistair Moffat was born and bred in the Scottish Borders. A former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television, he now runs the Borders and Lennoxlove Book Festivals. In 2011 he was elected Rector of St Andrews University.

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30th November 2012


Alistair Moffat, James Naughtie

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Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General


288 pages


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