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Debatable land

Candia McWilliam

Debatable land

by Candia McWilliam

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Published by Chivers in Bath .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementCandia McWilliam.
The Physical Object
Pagination(344)p. ;
Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18056436M
ISBN 100745126383

Rich in detail and epic in scope, The Debatable Land takes us from a time when neither England nor Scotland existed to the present day, when contemporary nationalism and political turmoil threaten to unsettle the cross-border community once more. 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. The Debatable Lands comprised a small lozenge-shaped piece of land about 10miles long by 4 miles wide on the England/Scotland Border situated a bit North of Carlisle and West of the A7. If you visit Scotland coming up the M6 the A7 is the route through Hawick to Edinburgh.

It is appropriate that an author with such a surname should write a history of the area known as the Debatable Land. Graham Robb’s subject is the rural region that straddles a small portion of. The Debateable Land Location. About 7 miles north of Canonbie a track leads to a large standing stone which was the northern boundary of the Debatable land. Map ref: 79 The Debatable Land extended from Tarras Moss in the north to the Esk estuary .

In this British import, McWilliam (A Little Stranger, ) imposes her florid voice on Scots and others making a Pacific journey by boat from Papeete, Tahiti. On board are three Scots: Alex, a painter who has recently ended a long relationship and has signed on to work; owner-skipper Logan; and his dissatisfied second wife, Elspeth. Also traveling are the attractive Englishwoman Gabriel, who. Set on a sailing boat as it travels from Tahiti to New Zealand, Debatable Land is a story of memory, childhood and longing. On board Ardent Spirit are the painter Alec Dundas, escaping a destructive, failed relationship; Logan Urquhart, the restless skipper; his troubled second wife Elspeth, who fears Logan is slipping away from her; Nick and Sandro, two marine nomads; and Gabriel, an.


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In The Debatable Land, historian Graham Robb recovers the history of this ancient borderland in an exquisite tale that spans Roman, Medieval, and present-day Britain.

Rich in detail and epic in scope, The Debatable Land provides a crucial, missing piece in the puzzle of British history. 16 pages of black and white illustrations/5(69). Rich in detail and epic in scope, The Debatable Land takes us from a time when neither England nor Scotland existed to the present day, when contemporary nationalism and political turmoil threaten to unsettle the cross-border community once more/5(69).

Debatable Land book. Read 10 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This is the story of six characters sailing a yacht from Tahiti to N /5. Synopsis ‘A book worth reading’ Andrew Marr, Sunday Times The 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. • The Debatable Land: The Lost World Between England and Scotland is published by Picador. To order a copy for £17 Debatable land book £20) go to or call.

On their journeys, they meet people like Wattie Blakey, an elderly mole catcher, just one of the many characters—some from history—who spring to life in Robb’s new book about a desolate border tract known as the Debatable Land, the oldest territorial division in Great Britain.

The Debatable Land Febru | by Private: Harry McGrath When I was a school boy in the Scottish Border town of Galashiels, the block of flats next door to us was reserved for members of the local police force. There were six flats in total, a Debatable land book allotment for a.

‘A book worth reading’ Andrew Marr, Sunday Times. The 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/5(75).

The Debatable Land is an epic and energetic book that takes us from back to an age when neither England nor Scotland could be imagined to reveal a crucial, missing piece in the puzzle of British history/5(76).

Book review: The Debatable Land: The Lost World Between Scotland and England by Graham Robb This quirky account of the empty and overlooked borderland between England and Scotland is. Regarding the strange story of what is called the “Debatable Land,” the author turns to writings both ancient and modern as he applies archaeological methods to history.

Tacre site is the oldest detectable territorial division in Great Britain. DEBATABLE LAND BOOK REVIEW: “The Debatable Land” will leave you on the ropes feeling a bit battered after reading each chapter, and I mean that in a good way. Basically, it packs a historical and linguistic wallop.

Graham Robb’s writing can best be summed up by the words fun, witty, and circumspect; what a truly enjoyable read this book is/5. The Debatable Land is an epic and energetic book that takes us from back to an age when neither England nor Scotland could be imagined to reveal a crucial, missing piece in the puzzle of British history.

In The Debatable Land, historian Graham Robb recovers the history of this ancient borderland in an exquisite tale that spans Roman, Medieval, and present-day Britain.

Rich in detail and epic in scope, The Debatable Land provides a crucial, missing piece in the puzzle of British history/5(67). This is the story of six characters sailing a yacht from Tahiti to New Zealand. Three of them are Scottish, and as they sail from island to island, each colonized in its different way, the small northern country that has formed them exerts its own magnetic pull.

Rich in detail and epic in scope, The Debatable Land provides a crucial, missing piece in the puzzle of British history. About the Author Best-selling author Graham Robb was born in Manchester in and is a former Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford.

The Debatable Land has excellent illustrations and indices. Elegant and with learning lightly worn, it is, in every respect, an exemplary and topical book, a perfect paradigm of its kind.

-- Ross Leckie * Country Life * An original and surprising book /5(). For the novel by Candia McWilliam, see Debatable Land. Map showing the location and eventual division of the Debatable Lands The Debatable Lands, also known as debatable ground, batable ground or threip lands, lay between Scotland and England.

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. About the Author Best-selling author Graham Robb was born in Manchester in and is a former Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford.

‘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. Author Graham Robb becomes interested in the region, dubbed The Debatable Land, after moving to nearby Liddesdale.

He and his wife buy an old home set near the river, down a .The Debatable Land was an independent territory which used to exist between Scotland and England.

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