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The Perthshire Book
by Donald Omand
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 187474484X, Hardcover)This collection of essays, written by experts, provides the definitive story of Perthshire, that beloved region in the heart of Scotland where a great wealth of the nation's natural, historical and cultural treasures are to be found. The first section of the book details the area's varied and colorful history, from its geological and prehistoric foundations and its strategic importance to the first settlers, through the impact of the Roman invasion, the Dark Ages and the medieval period and the "Little Ice Age" of early modern times leading to the commercial prosperity of Perthshire today, with its succesful activities in textiles, tourism, whisky and insurance. Later chapters of the book uncover the many different facets of Perthshire life, past and present. Scenic descriptions and contemporary anecdotes from throughout the centuries convey the distinctive qualities of the River Tay, Strathearn, the Trossachs and the city of Perth itself. The district is one rich in folklore and the scene of much historic incident; it is the birthplace of Rob Roy and the inspiration for several of Sir Walter Scott's novels. Studies of the architecture, language, the traveling people and the marvelous tales and legends of Perthshire complete this excellent anthology. Full of fascinating facts and intriguing details, The Perthshire Book is essential reading for all who love Perthshire, locals and visitors alike. It is also an excellent introduction for those who have yet to discover the delights of the region.
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