Graham Ford, Hawick News
A dark but humorous look into Hawick's history. You will be convinced you are reading about some 'weel kent faces' but the hazy line between fact and fiction will have you intrigued throughout"

Ian Landles, Historian
“----- Alan Brydon puts his finger on the pulse of life in a border valley past and present”

Fiona Scott, Southern Reporter
Alan Brydon has a wicked sense of humour that can take a situation like the troubles within a rural town council and make it funny. There is page after page of intrigue peppered with a liberal amount of local History which twist and wind their way through the chapters before coming to a dramatic and unexpected conclusion. You step deep in to a world of fierce honour and battle glory and come right back up into 21st century politics and deception all credit to Brydon's writing. This is a gripping read which will leave you laughing and hungry for more at the same time, a rare quality.

“(During the Reivers Festival) Hawick author of "The Keeper of the Teviotdale", Alan Brydon, attracted a sell-out crowd to his literary talk in the function room of Mansfield House Hotel.
He told the 'News': " I was taken aback by the response. Most people there had read the book although some had only heard of it, so it went really well." – Hawick News

Glyn Ingram
“I have been coming up to Teviothead from South East England several times a year for the past fifteen years as I have some deer stalking ground there and always come into Hawick a couple of times on each trip.

 I have tried to find an easy to read book on the fascinating Borders history but have only ever got halfway through them! With your book, I found the mix of novel and fact to be excellent and it has inspired me to reread a couple the ones I attempted in the past.”


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