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 as well as a production company based near Selkirk.
'[A] new and revolutionary book, based on exciting new research [...] a unique people's history'* Discover Your History *
'Moffat has always been a magpie historian, picking up unsuspected jewels of information, at the same time never afraid to speculate, often in an agreeably provocative manner'-- Alan Massie * Scotsman *
'a beautifully told people's history of Britain'* Family Tree Magazine *
'impossible to put down'* Scottish Sunday Express *