Children of the Sea: The Story of the Eyemouth Disaster
Dundurn, 2001 - 258 pages
Recounting the remarkable story of a village on the margins of the sea and at the edge of the country, this book describes how 180 men drowned in a single afternoon in Scotland’s worst fishing disaster 120 years ago, decimating the coastal community of Ey
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