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The Strawberry Season

Jessica Stirling
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Jessica Stirling

About fifteen years after the events in the last book Fay Ludlow, battered daugher-in-law of Innes, seeks refuge with her unknown mother-in- law on Mull with the abusive Tarrant men expected to follow her.

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Legacy of Shame

Nora Kay
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Nora Kay

When Kate McPherson is only ten years old, she loses both her mother and her home. The man she knew as 'Uncle Edwin' has no place in his heart or life for his dead mistress's little girl. Kate becomes the ward of her aunt Sarah, her father's sister - a stern woman who tells Kate the full story of her mother's shame. Edwin Hamilton-Harvey was not the first man Kate's mother loved without benefit of marriage. When he came back from World War I and married her mother, Edwin already had a wife, Ruth. So begins a strange relationship between the orphaned girl and two women who ought to hate her. For both Sarah and Ruth McPherson, Kate becomes a cherished surrogate daughter. But tragedy strikes when Kate falls in love with Roddy Hamilton-Harvey, the son of the man who once rejected her. The Bradford Telegraph and Argus loved this book: 'If you enjoy Cookson you will love this.'

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Sword Of State

Nigel Tranter
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Nigel Tranter

The fascinating 13th century story of Patrick, Master of Dunbar, and his enduring friendship with Alexander II of Scotland. The youthful Alexander, who ascended to the Scottish throne in 1214 at the age of sixteen, was delighted to welcome to his court a young man of royal blood, heir to the ancient - and all but rival - line of the Cospatricks, Earls of Dunbar. Rather than begrudge Alexander his crown, Patrick, Master of Dunbar, was to serve his monarch well and become his true and closest friend. And Alexander needed such a friend in those turbulent times, with the ever-present threat of King John of England lurking; not to mention the warlike Norsemen under King Hakon; the Lords of the Isles in revolt, and the Isle of Man and Ireland also causing trouble. This steadfast royal friendship was to withstand both treachery and danger, rivalry and heartache during a highly significant period in Scottish history.'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

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The Piper's Tune

Jessica Stirling
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Jessica Stirling
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Flame for the Fire

Nigel Tranter
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Nigel Tranter
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High Kings And Vikings

Nigel Tranter
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Nigel Tranter
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Mary Stewart Omnibus (Tranter)

Nigel Tranter
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Nigel Tranter

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The Dark Pasture

Jessica Stirling
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Jessica Stirling
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A World of Difference

Audrey Howard
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Audrey Howard
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A Stake in the Kingdom

Nigel Tranter
Authors:
Nigel Tranter

Seventh son of the penurious Laird of Balfour, the fiercely ambitious David Beaton was determined to rise in the world - by whatever means available.  Never one to be burdened by scruples, he cynically used the Church for his own ends to become one of the most able statesmen of his century and the real ruler of James V's Scotland.  An astute, courageous man, an accomplished fighter, fond of women, it was inevitable that Cardinal David Beaton would make many enemies.  And that one day one of those embittered men would wreak a terrible revenge.'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

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Echo of Another Time

Audrey Howard
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Audrey Howard

Celie Marlow begins working in the Latimers' kitchen when she is only ten, learning her art from Mrs Harper. By the age of 18 she has become a talented cook. But when she falls in love with a Latimer, all their lives change with frightening swiftness.Driven from her home, Celie finds unexpected success in a new venture with her old boss - then loses everything once more. Thrown on to the streets of Liverpool, penniless and desperate, she will have to find her own way.'Her thousands of fans recognise the artistry of a true storyteller' Lancashire Life

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Black Douglas

Nigel Tranter
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Nigel Tranter

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'He has an amazingly broad grip of Scottish history' Daily Telegraph

Sceptre

Caesar

Allan Massie
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Allan Massie

'Massie's achievement is to infuse the mythical emperor with blood . . . he invigorates his characters with voices that seem to echo the present, not the past, and which are utterly convincing . . . a piece of bravura invention' Independent

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There is No Parting

Audrey Howard
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Audrey Howard

Callum O' Shaughnessy is Liverpool Irish.Ninth child of a tumultuous, affectionate, mostly devout, sometimes too outspoken family. He has 'got on', working his way up by sheer hard work and dedication to be master of his own ship. Maris Woodall's family know about ships as well. They own them. Along with their kin, the Osbournes, they live the comfortable life of the landed gentry. Callum and Maris, from families that seem fated to meet and collide, are so different in class, experience and even age; ill-matched yet passionately attracted. But as the Depression years of the 1930's give way to World War, everything around them is in a state of violent upheaval that echoes their own stormy love.

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The Wallace

Nigel Tranter
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Nigel Tranter
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Kenneth

Nigel Tranter
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Nigel Tranter

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

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Margaret the Queen

Nigel Tranter
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Nigel Tranter
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Gold for Prince Charlie

Nigel Tranter
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Nigel Tranter
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Crusader

Nigel Tranter
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Nigel Tranter

Alexander III of Scotland was just seven years old when he inherited the throne. South of the border, England's King Henry III saw this as his chance to assert his paramouncy over the kingdom. At the age of ten, the boy was married to Henry's daughter. But through the hazards of power politics and dynastic marriage - one man stood by the young monarch. Whether it was shooting wild geese, helping him escape from the prison-like confines of Edinburgh Castle or teaching him to stand up both to his ever-threatening English father-in-law and the unending feuds of his own countrymen, David de Lindsay of Luffness in East Lothian was Alexander's one true and constant friend Even though David's only wish was to be a crusader, a wish he was finally to fufil when the boy became a man. 'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

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The Young Montrose

Nigel Tranter
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Nigel Tranter