For a town of 8376 people, Peebles has one heck of a history.
Liz Hanson’s Secret Peebles brings it to life through a combination of facts, anecdotes, photographs and older illustrations, which fully capture the feel of the area.
It’s very much a complete history with everything you could possibly want to know, from the 1100s up to the present day.
A real highlight are the series of ‘did you know’ facts, especially discovering what the 17th century equivalent of a personalised car numberplate was!
Book review – Secret Peebles by Liz Hanson, £14.99, published by Amberley