Alistair Moffat: The Secret History of Here - Live Event
Time & Location
About The Event
This is a live, in-person event.
Location: Morningside United Church, 15 Chamberlain Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DH
Alistair Moffat joins us to talk about his latest non-fiction book, The Secret History of Here: A Year In The Valley - a personal investigation into the history that surrounds us, from the historian and award-winning author of The Hidden Ways and for fans of Robert Macfrlane's Underland.
About the Book:
The Secret History of Here is the story of the site on which Moffat’s farm now stands in the Scottish Borders, which has been occupied since pre-historic times. In uncovering the history of this one piece of land, Moffat shows how history is all around us, if only we have the eyes to see it. Moffat also shows how the history of one physical place can relate to a much bigger, national picture.
The book also explores the natural landscape on which Moffat’s farm is based, from the roe deer that flit through the trees to the blackbirds drunk from gorging themselves on rotten apples – using the book’s format as a journal, Alistair walks us through both the changing seasons and the centuries that have passed.
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