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Author Stewart, Rory, author.

Title The Marches [electronic resource] : A Borderland Journey Between England and Scotland / Rory Stewart.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Open Road Integrated Media, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (354 pages)
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Summary "An unforgettable tale." -- National Geographic In The Places in Between Rory Stewart walked some of the most dangerous borderlands in the world. Now he travels with his eighty-nine-year-old father -- a comical, wily, courageous, and infuriating former British intelligence officer -- along the border they call home. On Stewart's four-hundred-mile walk across a magnificent natural landscape, he sleeps on mountain ridges and in housing projects, in hostels and farmhouses. With every fresh encounter -- from an Afghanistan veteran based on Hadrian's Wall to a shepherd who still counts his flock in sixth-century words -- Stewart uncovers more about the forgotten peoples and languages of a vanished country, now crushed between England and Scotland. Stewart and his father are drawn into unsettling reflections on landscape, their parallel careers in the bygone British Empire and Iraq, and the past, present, and uncertain future of the United Kingdom. And as the end approaches, the elder Stewart's stubborn charm transforms this chronicle of nations into a fierce, exuberant encounter between a father and a son. This is a profound reflection on family, landscape, and history by a powerful and original writer. "The miracle of The Marches is not so much the treks Stewart describes, pulling in all possible relevant history, as the monument that emerges to his beloved father." -- New York Times Book Review.
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Subject Stewart, Rory -- Travel -- Scottish Borders (England and Scotland)
Stewart, Brian, 1922-2015 -- Travel -- Scottish Borders (England and Scotland)
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons -- Officials and employees -- Travel -- Scottish Borders (England and Scotland)
Great Britain. MI6 -- Officials and employees, Retired -- Travel -- Scottish Borders (England and Scotland)
Fathers and sons -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Civil service pensioners -- Travel -- Scottish Borders (England and Scotland)
Legislators -- Travel -- Scottish Borders (England and Scotland)
Politicians -- Travel -- Scottish Borders (England and Scotland)
Walking -- Scottish Borders (England and Scotland)
Scottish Borders (England and Scotland) -- Description and travel.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Scottish Borders (England and Scotland) -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Travel writing.
ISBN 9780544105799 (epub)
Standard No. 9780544105799

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