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The Foresters
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ISBN:
9781841588339
Categories
History
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
01 November 2009
Format
PB
Status
CU
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
256

The Foresters

by James Miller - Find out more about the author

'Meticuloulsy researched ... a stimulating book.' - Scots Magazine

In The Foresters, James Miller examines the story of forestry and the foresters in Scotland through the recent centuries. It is a story of loss and recovery, of generations of men and women dedicated to their occupation in often difficult and uncomfortable – even dangerous – circumstances.

Based on interviews and extensive historical research, Miller’s engaging investigation uncovers the rich history of the foresters and examines, in both social and economic contexts, the importance of the forests to Scotland, and particularly the Highlands. Illuminating and compelling, The Foresters is a thoughtful and engaging story with many strands that casts a captivating light on this long-neglected industry and the complex and inspirational individuals who have lived their lives through it.

James Miller was born and brought up in Caithness. After working abroad and in London he returned to the north of Scotland to work as a full-time writer. His previous books published by Birlinn include Swords for Hire, The North Atlantic Front, The Dam Builders and Inverness. He lives near Inverness.