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The Finest Road in the World
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ISBN:
9781780275734
Categories
History, Local History, New Releases
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
06 June 2019
Format
Paperback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
336
Illustrations
16pp colour plates

The Finest Road in the World

The Story of Travel and Transport in the Scottish Highlands

In this thought-provoking book James Miller tells the dramatic and sometimes surprisingly humorous story of travel and transport in the Highlands. Some of the figures in the story are familiar - General George Wade, Thomas Telford and Joseph Mitchell among them - but there are a host of others too, including the intrepid Lady Sarah Murray, who offered sound advice for travellers ('Provide yourself with a strong roomy carriage, and have the springs well corded').

This will appeal to all who are interested in how changing modes of transport have affected the ways of life in the Highlands and remain crucial to the modern life and the future of the region.

James Miller was born in Caithness and studied zoology in Aberdeen and marine biology in Montreal. After working for the British Council he became a full-time freelance writer. He has written a number of acclaimed books, including Scapa, The Dambuilders, The Foresters, Inverness and The Gathering Stream.






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