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A History from Earliest Times


544 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Trade Paper, $21.99 (US $21.99) (CA $26.99)

Publication Date: December 2017

ISBN 9781780274386

Rights: US, CA & CN

Birlinn, Ltd. (Dec 2017)

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From the Ice Age to the recent Scottish Referendum, historian and author Alistair Moffat explores the history of the Scottish nation. As wellas focusing on key moments in the nation’s history such as the Battle of Bannockburn and the Jacobite Risings, Moffat also features other episodes in history that are perhaps less well documented. From prehistoric timber halls to inventions and literature, Moffat’s tale explores the drama of battle, change, loss and invention interspersed with the lives of ordinary Scottish folk, the men and women who defined a nation.

Author Biography

Alistair Moffat was born and bred in the Scottish Borders. A former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television, he now runs the Borders Book Festival and the DNA testing company, BritainsDNA. He is the author of a number of highly acclaimed books and is currently Rector of St Andrews University.