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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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Following the murder of his father at Bannockburn in 1488,fifteen-year-old James Stewart was crowned James IV of Scotland. Fromthose inauspicious beginnings, the inexperienced boy-king was to becomeone of the finest and most popular kings in Scotland's history, leadinghis people bravely through some of the nation's most dramatic andcolourful years. Bold, vigorous, headstrong and romantic, he inspiredgreat loyalty from men, and passionate love from women. So great was hispeople's affection that the bravest and best of Scotland's young menfinally laid down their lives for him - at the tragic Field of Flodden.Accomplished lover, able king, complex personality, James IV of Scotlandis brought to memorable life in Nigel Tranter's compelling tale ofdrama, intrigue and treachery.

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Lord of the Isles

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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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The Unicorn Rampant

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The year 1617 was a fateful one for Scotland - and especially for youngJohn Stewart of Methven, bastard son of the Duke of Lennox.King James VI of Scotland and I of England made a rare and disastrousvisit to his homeland of which he had been an absentee monarch forfourteen 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 toLondon, and was soon caught up in a net of murky political intrigue...A story of politics and greed in 17th century Scotland, told by NigelTranter, master of Scottish historical fiction.

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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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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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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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No Tigers in the Hindu Kush

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Sword Of State

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The youthful Alexander II, who ascended to the Scottish throne in 1214at the age of sixteen, was delighted to welcome to his court a young manof royal blood, heir to the ancient - and all but rival - line of theCospatricks, Earls of Dunbar. Rather than begrudge Alexander his crown,Patrick, Master of Dunbar, was to serve his monarch well and become histrue and closest friend.And Alexander needed such a friend in those turbulent times, with theever-present threat of King John of England lurking; not to mention thewarlike Norsemen under King Hakon; the Lords of the Isles in revolt, andthe Isle of Man and Ireland also causing trouble.This steadfast royal friendship was to withstand both treachery anddanger, rivalry and heartache during a highly significant period inScottish history.A story of drama and enduring friendship by Nigel Tranter, master ofScottish historical fiction.

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The Captive Crown

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With the heir to the throne murdered, King Robert III a sick weakling,and his remaining son a child, Scotland and the Stewarts were in a badway three generations on from the great Bruce. But two young men stoodout: Alex Stewart, bastard son of the notorious Wolf of Badenoch, andhis cousin, Brave John of Coull, a son of the hated regent. With theirfortunes are entwined those of Sir Jamie Douglas, through whose eyes thestory is told.The Captive Crown concludes the great trilogy of novels which charts therise against all odds of the royal House of Stewart, as told by NigelTranter, master of Scottish historical fiction.

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Courting Favour

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When his mother, the formidable Black Agnes, bequeathed him the troubledearldom of Moray in the far north of Scotland, John Cospatrick, youngerson of the ninth Earl of Dunbar and March, found himself unexpectedlyelevated to become King David's lieutenant and arbiter up in thoseunruly parts. At the age of 22, with no experience in matters ofgovernance, John's courage, sharp wit and skills of diplomacy served himwell in bringing the rebellious Lords of the Isles to heel.However, the greatest test of his abilities as an envoy and negotiatorwas to come when the new king, Robert II, sent him to London to seek towin over the English king's brother, John of Gaunt, to friendship withScotland.The fascinating 14th century tale of John, Earl of Moray, loyalsupporter of David II of Scotland, as told by Nigel Tranter, master ofScottish historical fiction.

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Honours Even

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A Folly of Princes

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Scotland at the dawn of the 15th century was a wretched spectacle. While the feeble Robert III still clung to his throne, his kingdom rang with the sound of conflict as his son and brother grappled for power.  Sir James Douglas of Aberdour, married as he was to the King's illegitimate sister, had to tread a hazardous path through the warring factions. But having a conscience made life harder still. For in those days - and in that company - a conscience could cost a man dear...  'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday