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The Little History of Aberdeenshire

By Duncan Harley

9780750989299

ISBN: 9780750989299

Published: 01-03-2019


The Little History of Aberdeenshire

By Duncan Harley

ISBN: 9780750989299

Published: 01-03-2019

About This Book

Duncan Harley takes the reader on a grand tour through Aberdeenshire’s past. Read about Beaker People, blue-painted Picts and the Roman legionnaires who tried but ultimately failed to subdue the local populace. William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Donald Trump inhabit these pages alongside tales of Bloody Harlaw, the Herschip of Buchan and the battle of Mons Graupius. Victorian railways, standing stones and Roman camps feature alongside stories about bully-beef, Hitler’s headmaster and the vivacious Helena Torry. Read about the painter priest of MacDuff, the English Dillinger, the famous diggers of Inverurie’s George Square and the strange tale of how Lawrence of Arabia ‘got his scuds’ over at Collieston. Bennachie air-crashes, Piper Alpha, the Aberdeenshire Canal and the story of Mary Webb - composer of The Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen - feature alongside the various Georges’ of Pitfour, some Bravehearts, a consumptive Stephenson and George Esson, last of the Bennachie colonists. Along the way you’ll also meet Spiders from Mars, Mad Jack Byron, Biggles, George Bradshaw and Storm Frank.The Little History of Aberdeenshire is guaranteed to enthral both residents and visitors alike.

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