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This collection of poems rooted in the wild and beautiful lands that lie between England and Scotland describes a traditionally lawless area whose inhabitants owed allegiance first to kin and laird and then to the authorities in London or Edinburgh. Recording a violent, clannish world of fierce hatreds and passionate loyalties, the ballads tell vivid tales of raids, feuds and betrayals, romances and acts of revenge.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857547108
ISBN-10: 1857547101
Format: Paperback
(218mm x 137mm x 13mm)
Pages: 188
Imprint: Fyfield Books
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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