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Spanish Galleon

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An old story from the loose lips of a whiskey-sodden seaman sets Glaswegian giant Roddy Roy MacGregor off in search of wealth beyond his wildest dreams. On the tiny Hebridean Isle of Inishewen, he soon finds himself embroiled in a devious and highly illegal plot to raise the sunken treasure of a legendary Spanish galleon before the authorities, or the locals, can lay claim to it. Aided by members of the Clan MacAimish - the lovely daughter of the chief among them - Roddy seeks to scupper the efforts of the English salvage expedition and take the treasure for himself, and for the good of Scotland. 'One of Scotland's most prolific and respected writers' The Times

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The Enduring Flame

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Angus Guthrie, Scottish sailor and undercover oil-prospector, gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to accompany an archaeological expedition into the forbidden heart of the Arabian desert. The group must overcome the suspicions and superstitions of a region untouched by the modern age and unwilling to bow down to it. In the end they turn to a group of outlaws, and in doing so become outlaws themselves. Above all, they must face the gruelling challange of the desert as they traverse a sea of burning sand in search of the legendary lost city of Wabar and the mysterious Enduring Flame of Duweila. 'One of Scotland's most prolific and respected writers' The Times

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Poetic Justice

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Laird of a small estate, Will Alexander of Menstrie, poet and tutor, wasa man of modest ambitions. But when James VI learned of his poeticgenius, the king had other plans for him.In 1603, when James VI of Scotland became James I of England, hesummoned Will to London and commanded him to translate the Psalms forthe new royal version of the Bible in English - which remains thedefinitive edition to this day.At the English court, Will Alexander consorted with the most famouspoets of the age including Shakespeare and Jonson. By the time he died,the humble Scottish laird had become Earl of Stirling, Viscount ofCanada, Governor of Nova Scotia and Secretary of State for Scotland.Laced with intrigue and absorbing historical detail, Nigel Trantercharts the extraordinary rise of William Alexander of Menstrie.

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Warden of the Queen's March

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The Patriot

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In 1678, Scotland liesunder the dark threat of union with England. In an era of intrigue and bloodshed, Andrew Fletcher, laird of Saltoun, stands out as a man of ideals and integrity. His fearless and dogged opposition to the Treaty becomes a thirty-year campaign fought in Europe as well as his native Scotland. His eventual defeat is the defeat of a hero and of a cause so dear to his people that his name is glorified in Scottish history.'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

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Wisest Fool

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Black Douglas

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It was almost inevitable that in the 15th century the new Scots royal house of Stewart would have to come to a reckoning with the great house of Douglas. Young Will Douglas, the eight earl, was born to vast power, influence - and trouble. And with the boy-king James II on an uneasy throne, and scoundrels ruling Scotland, the death of Will's father plunged him suddenly into a world where might prevailed and the end justified the means.'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

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The Young Montrose

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Children of the Mist

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'Our race is royal,' is the proud claim of the MacGregors. Yet for all their history and fighting prowess, they are a small clan and their lands too close for comfort to the great Clan Campbell.By the end of the 16th century, the heritage of their new young chieftain, Alastair MacGregor, is a poisoned chalice indeed. Not only has much of their land been lost, but their principal threat is Black Duncan of the Cowl, Campbell of Glenorchy. Campbell is as clever as he is unscrupulous - and he has the ear of King James VI.'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

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Druid Sacrifice

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Marie And Mary

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Marie de Guise ruled Scotland alone after the death of her husband James V. She foiled Henry Tudor of England's plans to marry her baby daughter to his son Edward and unite the two thrones under English rule by sending young Mary to France. She kept the peace between Protestants and Catholics while John Knox was becoming a fiery power in the land.Beautiful, lively and clever, Mary, Queen of Scots was welcomed back to the country of her birth after her mother died. But her troubles mounted with her disastrous marriages to Lord Darnley and to Lord Bothwell after Darnley's murder. In spite of numerous plots against her, and even after her little son James was crowned king, she always believed that Elizabeth I of England would help her. Trustingly, she set off for England - and her tragic fate.

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The Islesman

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The Admiral

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Lion Let Loose

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James the First of Scots was an extraordinary man: poet, thinker warrior, athlete and statesman. And prisoner - for he was held captive for almost half his adult life.He possessed that fatal Stewart capacity to arouse both love and hatred; to attract both undying loyalty and the darkest treachery. His romance with the proud English beauty Joanna Beaufort is one of the great love stories of history, and the love for him of Catherine Douglas, one of the most poignant.In this compelling novel, Nigel Tranter vividly recreates the turbulent life of a remarkable man and the troubled times in which he lived.

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Triple Alliance

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Envoy Extraordinary

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Flame for the Fire

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It was the outstanding beauty of his sister Janet with her flame-red hair which was to bring David Kennedy of Carrick to the attention of Scotland's romantic and personable monarch, James IV. But whatever its cause, the association between the King and David Kennedy was to prove highly beneficial to Scotland in the troubled years ahead, when Henry VIII and the English Tudors sought to style themselves suzerains, or Lords Paramount, of the Northern Kingdom.

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High Kings And Vikings

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Right Royal Friend

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When James the Sixth, His Grace of Scotland, also becomes His Majesty of England, far-reaching changes take place in the two realms.David Murray, the young son of Sir Andrew, a Perthshire laird, has no aspirationsto greatness. Then a chance encounter with King James the Sixth leads to him becoming Cup Bearer and Master of the Horse to his young liege. Together with James's foster brother John Erskine, Master of Mar, the three men enter a new era of political intrigue and dynastic manoeuvring.

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The End of the Line

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As the 15th century dawned, Scotland was plunged into chaos. With the new king ailing and weak, his unscrupulous younger brother, the Earl of Fife, seized his chance to become Regent and Governer of the realm. Sent to London to appease the English king, George the Cospatrick, 10th Earl of Dunbar and March, struck up a lasting friendship with Richard II's cousin, Henry of Bolingbroke, who was to become King Henry IV of England. On Henry's succession to the thone, Robert III's wife, Queen Annabella, asked Earl Cospatrick to use his influence with the English king in order to avert civil war. And so it was that Cospatrick found himself seeking help from the Auld Enemy to right affairs in Scotland. In due course, Cospatrick's son George was destined to pay the price of his father's links with the Plantagenets and perceived treachery.