- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Tuckwell Press Ltd (16 Nov. 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1862322406
- ISBN-13: 978-1862322400
- Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 16 x 2.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 205,815 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Children of the Sea: The Story of the People of Eyemouth Paperback – 16 Nov 2001
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" a rivetting book... a gripping read" -- Scotsman
"A carefully researched and gripping book...it makes the events seem as though they were yesterday -- Newcastle Journal
"Aitchison, descended from families who lost loved ones...produces a vivid picture of a disaster waiting to happen" -- Daily Mail
"one of the most enthralling Scottish books I have ever read" -- John Bellany, Scottish artist who provided the illustrations
Aitchison, with assiduous research and a deft writing style..produces compelling eye witness acounts... -- HERALD NEWSPAPER
About the Author
Peter Aitchison is a New Producer on BBC Radio Scotland. Born in Eyemouth, he now lives in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire.
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Although the main emphasis is on fishing leading to the disaster of 14 Oct.1881(Black Friday)other subjects covered include border raids,witchcraft,tithes,religion and pilotage.
The storm of 1881 resulted in 19 of 41 boats in the Eyemouth fishing fleet being sunk with the loss of 129 lives plus 60 lives lost and a number of boats from neighbouring villages.
This disaster is very well documented giving the names of all boats lost and the names of all men who died.
Thereis an excellent bibliography while the pictures are outstanding.
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This is a wonderful story of a village disaster. As a descendant of Berwickshire scotsmen I was interested in it, my husband who has no connection to Scotland said it was one of the best books he's read. It reads very much like the retelling of a family tale, which it is.
I especially recommend this for anyone doing genealogy connected with the Berwickshire coast. There are many families mentioned, with lots of information you won't get from the parish records.