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By Tranter, Nigel
At the end of the 13th century Scotland was suffering under the tyranny of the English and Edward Plantagenet. The eponymous hero swears to rid his land of their cruelty and to restore Robert the Bruce to the throne. Nigel Tranter has written many historical novels, mostly set in... Scotland.Read more
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Illustrated by Tranter, Nigel; Burns, Rob; Burns, Rhoda
Nigel Tranter's gift for bringing Scottish history to life is demonstrated in this lively book which details 45 of the nation's castles with associated tales and traditions. With a broad geographical spread Tranter breathes life into many of Scotland's gaunt and shadowy ruins.
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A hero of the Peninsular War, Lieutenant Alastair MacRory of Gleneidart returns home to Wester Ross to recuperate from a wound he suffered while fighting with the Highland regiments. Highland families are being evicted and sent to Canada. Alastair deserts and throws in his lot wi...th his people.Read more
In 1857, the Tweed Fisheries Act made it illegal to fish for salmon in 50 square miles of open sea off the mouth of the River Tweed. A local schoolmaster, Adam Horsburgh, believes the Act should be challenged openly and when he proceeds to act, a full-scale salmon war breaks out.
By Tranter, Nigel; Read by Dunlop, Joe; Joe, Dunlop
In turbulent 14th century Scotland, the ruling House of Stewart was a house divided, beset by hatred and jealousy. Descendants of the Bruce's daughter, they had only kept the throne by an astonishing genius for survival, or as many had said, the luck of the Devil. Their rivals we...re the Douglases; and when the second earl was slain in battle, the Stewarts were suspected of foul play. Young jamie Douglas vowed to avenge his master. He had only his wits, courage and integrity with which to challenge the most eminent and the most unscrupulous men in the kingdom. And while vengeance burned in his heart, he could not prevent his fatal attraction for the beautiful and spirited Stewart women -- and one in particular.Read more
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