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- DescriptionIn 1857, the Tweed Fisheries Act made it illegal to fish for salmon in 50 square miles of open sea off the mouth of the River Tweed. A local schoolmaster, Adam Horsburgh, believes the Act should be challenged openly and when he proceeds to act, a full-scale salmon war breaks out.
- Author(s)Nigel Tranter
- PublisherBlack and White Publishing
- Date of Publication03/01/1998
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationEdinburgh
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBlack and White Publishing
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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- keithecky02 Nov, 2014by
Brilliant story & love the descriptions of a lifestyle long gone.
I read his book many years ago & was pleased to be able to obtain a replacement copy, Love the story as its based around my home town.
- alexz90014 Jul, 2014by
Easy to follow and good light holiday reading, history made interesting.
This book has been quite entertaining to read while on holiday near Berwick, it provides some local and historical knowledge of the area shedding some light on the politics and way of life at the time. There is reference to the treaty of the union etc and how it effected local people in the area, all wrapped up in the story of a local war of attrition between the Airdmouth fisherman and the act of parliament in relation to the fishing for salmon in and around the mouth of the tweed, and a wee love story to boot. It is well written and easy to follow, the writer has done well in his creation of the characters and description of the culture and life styles of the areas communities.
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