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The Rule of the Land

The Rule of the Land

Last 1 in stock
ISBN
9780571313372
Published
02/11/2017
9780571313372
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
320

About the Book

In the wake of the EU referendum, the United Kingdom’s border with Ireland has gained greater significance: it is set to become the frontier with the European Union.

To uncover its secret landscape, with a troubled past and an uncertain future, Garrett Carr travelled Ireland’s border on foot and by canoe. This invisible line has hosted smugglers and kings, runaways, peacemakers, protestors and terrorists, revealing the tumult of a border, changing the way we look at nationhood, land and power. From encounters with border dwellers to uncovering rituals, hidden pathways and ancient monuments, this book presents the borderland as a unique realm of its own, and asks what it holds for the future.

In the wake of the EU referendum, the United Kingdom’s border with Ireland has gained greater significance: it is set to become the frontier with the European Union. To uncover its secret landscape, with a troubled past and an uncertain future, Garrett Carr travelled Ireland’s border on foot and by canoe. This invisible line has hosted smugglers and kings, runaways, peacemakers, protestors and terrorists, revealing the tumult of a border, changing the way we look at nationhood, land and power. From encounters with border dwellers to uncovering rituals, hidden pathways and ancient monuments, this book presents the borderland as a unique realm of its own, and asks what it holds for the future.
  • Garrett Carr

    Garrett Carr, map-maker and writer, was born in Donegal in 1975. He has previously published three Young Adult novels. A lecturer in Creative Writing at Queen's University, he lives in Belfast with his family.

“This is great writing about landscape and history, essential also for anyone who needs to know about hard and soft borders after Brexit.”
- Colm Tóibín, Guardian 'Best holiday reads picked by writers'
“Since Garrett Carr began work on this engaging book, the Border between the South and the North of Ireland has acquired an extra significance. In the wake of Brexit, it provides -- or will provide -- a frontier between the UK and the European Union . . . A great book about a compelling subject.”
- Patricia Craig, Irish Times

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