The Debatable Land: The Lost World Between Scotland and England
Sunday Times top-ten bestselling author Graham Robb turns his attention on his homeland for the first time in this beautifully-written and ground-breaking book
`A wonderful writer . . . No one else so relishes the odd corners of history' * Sunday Times * `Such a warm, gentle and generous writer, with no faux scholarly tosh or solitary ecstasy riffs' * Evening Standard *
Graham Robb was born in Manchester in 1958 and is a former fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. He has published widely on French literature and history. His 2007 book The Discovery of France won both the Duff Cooper and Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prizes. For Parisians (2010) the City of Paris awarded him the Grande Medaille de la Ville de Paris. He lives on the English-Scottish border.
Section - i: List of IllustrationsSection - ii: List of FiguresSection - iii: A Guide to PronunciationUnit - 1: PART ONEChapter - 1: Hidden PlacesChapter - 2: OutpostChapter - 3: Panic ButtonChapter - 4: The True and Ancient BorderChapter - 5: `The Sewer of Abandoned Men'Chapter - 6: MouldywarpChapter - 7: BeachcombingUnit - 2: PART TWOChapter - 8: Blind RoadsChapter - 9: HarrowedChapter - 10: `Loveable Custumis'Chapter - 11: Accelerated TranshumanceChapter - 12: SkurrlywarbleChapter - 13: ExploratoresChapter - 14: Windy EdgeChapter - 15: `In Tymis Bigane'Unit - 3: PART THREEChapter - 16: 'Stob and Staik'Chapter - 17: `Rube, Burne, Spoyll, Slaye, Murder annd Destrewe'Chapter - 18: The Final PartitionChapter - 19: Hector of ye HarlaweChapter - 20: ScropeChapter - 21: Tarras MossChapter - 22: `A Factious and Naughty People'Chapter - 23: SilenceUnit - 4: PART FOURChapter - 24: GraticulesChapter - 25: The Kingdom of SelgoviaChapter - 26: `Arthur'Chapter - 27: The Great Caledonian InvasionChapter - 28: Polling StationsChapter - 29: No Man's LandChapter - 30: The RiverSection - iv: AppendixSection - v: ChronologySection - vi: NotesSection - vii: Works CitedIndex - viii: General IndexIndex - ix: Geographical IndexAcknowledgements - x: Acknowledgements