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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(218mm x 137mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
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Author Biography - James Reed
James Reed is the author of "Walter Scott: Landscape and Locality."