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Cable From Kabul

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MACREADY BELIEVED DEAD STOP PROJECT IN BALANCE STOP PLEASE COME STOP said the cable which reached the respectable Fenchurch Street office of Cranstoun and Macready, Importers and Exporters. Plain words, but enough to baffle David Cranstoun, since his partner, Jim MacReady, was not supposed to be anywhere near Kabul, the project was a complete mystery, and the signature, "Coldstrom", rang no bells. Impulsively, David gets on the next plane to Afghanistan - and finds himself in the midst of an intrigue that involves the three nations that surround Afghanistan - China, Russia and Pakistan - and a beautiful woman. It will also lead to a terrifying trek through some of the most unforgiving mountains on the planet. Cranstoun learns a lot about himself, about the murky ruthlessness of international politics and about the sheer savagery of the great ice mountains of the Hindu Kush. 'One of Scotland's most prolific and respected writers' The Times

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Spanish Galleon

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Chain of Destiny

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The Enduring Flame

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Lord of the Isles

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By the power of his sword arm, his dragon fleet and his sheerpersonality, Somerled Norse Slayer carved an enduring name for himselfin Scottish legend.Inheriting his father's shattered thanedom in Argyll in the twelfthcentury, he enlarged it by courage, initiative, military shrewdness anddiplomacy. For decades his navy held the balance of power in thenorthern seas, and it was he who cleared the Vikings out of theHebrides.Set against the romantically celebrated West Highlands and Western Islesof Scotland, the story of the conquests and courage of this hero king isa living tribute to a renowned legend.A thrilling story of the Scottish Isles in the 12th century by NigelTranter, master of Scottish historical fiction.By the power of his sword arm, his dragon fleet and his sheerpersonality, Somerled Norse Slayer carved an enduring name for himselfin Scottish legend.Inheriting his father's shattered thanedom in Argyll in the twelfthcentury, he enlarged it by courage, initiative, military shrewdness anddiplomacy. For decades his navy held the balance of power in thenorthern seas, and it was he who cleared the Vikings out of theHebrides.Set against the romantically celebrated West Highlands and Western Islesof Scotland, the story of the conquests and courage of this hero king isa living tribute to a renowned legend.A thrilling story of the Scottish Isles in the 12th century by NigelTranter, master of Scottish historical fiction.

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The Courtesan

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The second in the Master of Gray trilogy takes this seventeenth-century story of war and intrigue in Scotland to the next generation - the Master's illegitimate daughter. Unacknowledged daughter of the Master of Gray, the young Mary inherited her father's amazing good looks and talent for intrigue. Her forbidden love for the young Duke of Lennox showed that her father had also passed on his own passionate nature. Coming to maturity in a Scotland torn by violent conflict, she was wise beyond her years. She needed to be, during the harsh years of the first half of the seventeenth century. This gripping novel by one of the world's foremost historical novelists shows how Mary determined to counteract her father's plotting and save Protestant Scotland from the threat of the Catholic Inquisition. 'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

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A Rage of Regents

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In 1568, the defeat of Mary, Queen of Scots at the Battle of Langside and her subsequent flight to England left Scotland a troubled nation. Mary's infant son was crowned James VI, with her illegitimate half-brother, the earl of Moray, as Regent. The population remained bitterly divided as Moray and the Protestant Lords began to wreak their terrible vengeance on supporters of the losing side.Having fought for the Queen at the battle, the Carmichaels of Lanarkshire were in a precarious position to say the least. Poor nineteen-year-old John Carmichael, Younger of that Ilk, whose sole ambitions were land-improvement, organising fishing and raising a family, was to become deeply entangled in the murky world of Scots regency government, eventually finding himself in great danger.'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

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Kenneth

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Norse-Slayer and nation-builder, Kenneth, son of Alpin mac Eochaidh, Kingof Galloway, was the visionary who brought together the ancient kingdomsof Alba, Dalriada, Strathclyde and Galloway to create the country ofScotland.Yet his vision was wider still. He dreamed of a great coming together ofall the Celtic people, Scots, Irish, Welsh, Cornish and Manx, unitedagainst the Norse and the Anglo-Saxon invaders.Fighting not only his country's enemies but also the fractious,obstinate wilfulness of his own people, his legacy was a nation, withits own patron saint, the apostle Andrew, that would endure from theninth century to the present day.A gripping historical novel about the origins of Scotland by NigelTranter, master of Scottish historical fiction.

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MacGregor's Gathering

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At the beginning of the eighteenth century, one of the most exciting and romantic periods of British history, the famous Rob Roy MacGregor and his gallant nephew Gregor, a fierce young Highlander loyal to the cause, led the MacGregor clan into battle against the English Army. Outlawed and landless, they still clung to Glengyle, one small remaining corner of their ancient territories, and held fast in their loyalty to the Stuart King over the water. But in the midst of the political struggle young Gregor still managed to find time to pay court to Mary Hamilton, a lovely girl who at first rejected his rough Highland ways... 'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

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Rough Wooing

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Lord and Master

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James, By the Grace of God

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No Tigers in the Hindu Kush

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Philip Tranter and three friends drove a Land Rover 6,000 miles overland from Scotland to Nuristan to explore some of the unknown Central Hindu Kush area. They set out to attempt the second ascent of the monstrous Koh-i-Krebek; to ascend if possible at least one other major unclimbed mountain and to map that previously unmapped terrain. In fact, as well as Krebek they climbed nine other major peaks, named another dozen, and established the existence of a dramatic rock and ice range which they called the Rum Mountains, and christened individually after the Hebridean peaks they resembled in shape and beauty. The story of the expedition is told with an infectious enthusiasm for the glory and challenge of these mysterious peaks.

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The Riven Realm

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1513; King James IV lies dead on Flodden's field, his young heir entrusted to two low-born lairds. There are many who seek to supplant or control the boy-king, and only his loyal protectors stand in their way . . . Two hundred years earlier, Robert the Bruce had driven out the English and restored his nation's pride. But now the King of Scotland lay dead amongst the bloody slaughter of Flodden. Now as fate decreed, the new king, James V, was a child, just seventeen months old. And that same fate had in store intriguing roles for two young men. David Lindsay and David Beaton - neither high-born, each the son of a lowland laird - were caught up in the very centre of the storm of hatred, fear, treachery and ambition that followed the young king's coming to the throne. Buffeted by events that would involve England, France, the Empire and even the Vatican, each was to win his own very special place in history... 'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

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Lords of Misrule

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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 only kept the throne by an astonishing genius for survival - or, as many said, the lick of the Devil. Their rivals were the Douglases; and when the second Earl was slain in battle, the Stewarts were suspected of foul play. When young Jamie Douglas vowed to avenge his master, he only had 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. This is the first volume in the Stewart trilogy. 'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

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Sword Of State

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A Folly of Princes

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Scotland at the dawn of the 15th century was a wretched spectacle. Whilethe feeble Robert III still clung to his throne, his kingdom rang withthe sound of conflict as his son and brother grappled for power.Sir James Douglas of Aberdour, married as he was to the King'sillegitimate sister, had to tread a hazardous path through the warringfactions. But having a conscience made life harder still. For in thosedays - and in that company - a conscience could cost a man dear...The second volume of Nigel Tranter's epic House of Stewart trilogy tellsof the last days of King Robert III of Scotland and the struggle for histhrone.

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The Captive Crown

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Honours Even

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In 1649 Charles II left his exile in the Netherlands and sailed toScotland. Arriving at the small fishing village of Garmouth, he faced amixed reception from the minister of the Kirk.The exiled king was to remain in Scotland for a year, learning moreabout his northern subjects, while the English tried to adjust to lifeunder the puritanical heel of the Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell.But Cromwell was soon to turn his attentions to matters north of theborder. He coveted the Honours of Scotland - the crown, sceptres andsword-of-state - symbols of hope and the nations's honour.And so the young men of Scotland were forced into battle to save theHonours...The gripping story of Charles II's year in Scotland and Scotland's bravestand against Oliver Cromwell, told by Nigel Tranter, master of Scottishhistorical fiction.

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The Unicorn Rampant

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The year 1617 was a fateful one for Scotland - and especially for young John Stewart of Methven, bastard son of the Duke of Lennox.  King James VI of Scotland and I of England made a rare and disastrous visit to his homeland of which he had been an absentee monarch for fourteen years. Knighted in a rash moment by the eccentric King Jamie, John became the reluctant servant of the court. Much against his will he was commanded to return with the King to London, and was soon caught up in a net of murky political intrigue.'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday