Know someone who's interested in the history of the east of Fife? Why not get them the perfect birthday gift!

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'Poetry Peter' Smith was well known not only in the East Neuk of Fife fishing communities, but also in fishing communities from the north of Scotland right down to the fishing ports of Lowestoft and Yarmouth in England. A Selection of Poems by Peter Smith, the Fisherman Poet of Cellardyke is a 100 page book containing 16 of Poetry Peter's finest poems illustrated with 32 photographs. The book has only recently been published and is intended not only as a a source of enjoyment, but also to help preserve the 'Auld Scots Tongue'.

A rich slice of local history and culture - EAST FIFE MAIL


East of Thornton Junction is a 120 page fully illustrated paperback book covering the history of the Fife Coast Line - a railway which wound its way from Thornton around the east coast of Fife to Leuchars, serving the fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife and the larger towns of Leven and St Andrews as well as several smaller rural villages along the course of the line.

Well written and a pleasure to read - RAILWAY MAGAZINE

An attractively produced illustrated history - SCOTS MAGAZINE


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The History of Steam and the East Fife Fishing Fleet is written by Peter Smith, a retired schoolteacher from Cellardyke (Fife) and son of 'Poetry Peter'. The book details the history of steam fishing boats in the east of Fife from the 1890's until the mid 1950's.


All books are priced 6.95 (including UK post and packing) from:

James Corstorphine
45 Hawthorn Street

Unfortunately I cannot accept payment by credit card. If you wish to pay by this method please visit the Fife Family History Society web site, who will gladly accept your order, including those from overseas.

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