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Cable From Kabul

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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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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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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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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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Lord and Master

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Born of one of Scotland's noblest families, Patrick Gray was fascinating, irresistible, ambitious and ruthless. Involved in a daring plot to free the imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots, and immersed in the intrigues of Elizabeth I's Tudor court, he strode imperiously across the turbulent stage of European history, crushing those who resisted his legendary charm. The great events of the sixteenth century provide a colourful backdrop to this stirring tale of love, adventure and betrayal. '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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The final volume in the trilogy spanning the turbulent reign of King James V of Scotland. The young James, King of Scots is a beleaguered man. Still grief stricken at the untimely death of his queen, Madeleine, the king is without an heir. Both he and his throne are vulnerable. All around him he sees conspiracies. Some may lie in his imagination but all too many are real, for there are many who would supplant him or control him. Even his own mother, Margaret Tudor, plots against him. But then, she is the sister of the English King Henry VIII who sprawls like a bloated spider south of the border, his greedy eyes ever on the realm of Scotland, hungry to bring it within his grasp. The young king's advisors, the two David's, Beaton and Lindsay, have preserved him so far but the threats to James and his country seem to grow by the year... 'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

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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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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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A Folly of Princes

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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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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

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Kenneth

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Norse-Slayer and nationbuilder, Kenneth, son of Alpin mac Eochaidh, King of Galloway, was the visionary who brought together the ancient kingdoms of Alba, Dalriada, Strathclyde and Galloway to create the country of Scotland in the ninth century. Yet his vision was wider still. He dreamed of a great coming together of all the Celtic people, Scots, Irish, Welsh, Cornish and Manx, united against 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, with it's own patron saint, the apostle Andrew, that would edure from the ninth century to the present day.'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday