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The Little History of Aberdeenshire
The Little History of Aberdeenshire

The Little History of Aberdeenshire


192 Pages, 5.08 x 7.8

Formats: Cloth, EPUB

Cloth, $21.95 (US $21.95) (CA $29.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9780750989299

Rights: US & CA

The History Press (Jun 2019)


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Duncan Harley leads the inquisitive reader on a fast-paced and exciting journey through Aberdeenshire’s past.Readers will be introduced to Beaker People, the Picts and, of course, those Roman legionnaires who tried but ultimately failed to subdue the local populace. They will learn about the Wars of Independence, the Jacobite Rebellions, The Book of Deer and the Reformation-inspired ‘Book of Discipline’. Canals, turnpikes and railways have paved the way for the twenty-first-century boom and bust of Black Gold while the importation of Guano and even humble ‘Inner-city-dung’ made agricultural improvement possible.The Little History of Aberdeenshire is a highly accessible and hugely entertaining read and is guaranteed to enthral both residents and visitors alike.

Author Biography

Writer, theatre critic and photographer DUNCAN HARLEY has long had a keen interest in the history of the north-east of Scotland, and is a regular contributor and columnist for both 'Leopard Magazine' and 'Aberdeen Voice'. Duncan's previous books include 'The A–Z of Curious Aberdeenshire'. He lives in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.