ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: November 1, 1993
Footbridge to Enchantment: Nigel Tranter’s Country Notebook
By (author) Nigel Tranter
This illustrated collection brings together articles from Nigel Tranter’s autobiographical country notebook which first appeared in “The Scots Magazine” in 1962. All the author’s over 80 novels have been written on walks which started on the 200 paces length of the lowly, but elongated footbridge which leads to Aberlady Bay and the vast, vacant levels where the tides ebb and flow over the mudflats, the saltings and the dune country frequented by waders, terms, eiders and sand martins. In this book, these walks form a backdrop for Tranter’s recounting of his experiences over the years. Although the original was demolished by a storm in February 1990, the bridge which was the inspiration for the title has been replaced, and in its new form is still crossed daily by the writer who was asked to officially open it. Then, as now, it provided him with access to an area of unspoiled beauty. Nigel Tranter is the author of “The Bruce Trilogy”, “Balefire” and “The Gilded Fleece”.