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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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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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Chain of Destiny

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Nigel Tranter

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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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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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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A Rage of Regents

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Nigel Tranter

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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Rough Wooing

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Lord and Master

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James, By the Grace of God

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In the wake of the Battle of Flodden, Scotland was ruled in name only. The boy king, James V was at the mercy of ambitous rival factions, and beyond them, the ever-watchful, looming presence of Henry VIII of England. Escaping from the clutches of the power-hungry Earl of Angus, his most effective guides were to be two old friends, David Lindsay and David Beaton. But, impetuous and hot-blooded, James was more interested in wine and women than affairs of state, and his royal advisers faced a mighty task as they helped the king attain his regal status in a land full of treachery and danger. 'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

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No Tigers in the Hindu Kush

Nigel Tranter, Philip Tranter
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Nigel Tranter, Philip Tranter

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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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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Nigel Tranter

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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A Folly of Princes

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Nigel Tranter

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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Nigel Tranter

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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Honours Even

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Nigel Tranter

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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