23rd September 2005, 20:02
(Thumb) "Children of the Sea" by Peter Aitchison, published by Tuckwell Press in 2001 is the story of the Eyemouth fishing disaster of 1881. Describes the hard life experienced in Scottish fishing villages in the 19th century, officialdom, the kirk, hunger, cholera, smuggling etc.Excellently written and good pics. Good gripping stuff. Was turned into a BBC documentary but unfortunately I was overseas and didn't see it.