The Marches

The Marches

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  • Autor: Rory Stewart
  • Editor: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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  • ISBN: 0224097687
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 272 pages
  • File Size: 29MB
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Description The Marches de Rory Stewart:

In The Marches Rory Stewart walks a thousand miles across the north of England, crossing and recrossing the English-Scottish border. He discovers that, buried beneath England and Scotland, is another country, now lost, a Middleland with its own history, its own civilisation: a vanished kingdom. Stewart sleeps on mountain ridges and in housing estates, in motels and in farmhouses. Following lines of neolithic standing stones- wading through floods and ruined fields, he traces Hadrian's Wall with soldiers who have fought in Afghanistan. He interviews Buddhist and Christian monks, investigates arson attacks and heritage websites, and tries to get to grips with his tartan-clad father. His book becomes a history of the Middleland, or 'The Marches'. Britain, he argues, is an island whose natural boundaries are the sea, a nation split by a colonial empire that drew a line on a map, separating tribes and families. The book is defined by a profound love of landscape, and walking, an unusual erudition, and an instinct for the most eccentric local histories. It draws on contemporary politics and on troubled borders, to illuminate the pattern of forgetting and remembrance that makes a very modern border and a very modern nationalism. Rory Stewart served in the British Army before joining the Foreign Office. In 2002 he walked two thousand miles from Turkey to Bangladesh. His account of crossing Afghanistan on foot a few months after the US invasion, The Places in Between was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. He was awarded an OBE in 2004 for his work in Iraq, which is recounted in his book Occupational Hazards. He was elected Conservative MP for Penrith and The Border in 2010.

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