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The Islesman

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444740172

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 8th December 2011

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

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This is the thrilling story of Angus Og MacDonald, Lord of the Isles, during the turbulent days of Robert the Bruce.

The grandson of the great Angus Mor, direct descendant and successor of Somerled himself, the semi-independent prince of the Hebrides and much of the West Highland mainland, Angus was a worthy representative of a notable line, living in dramatic and exciting times for Scotland and England, for Ulster, Man and Ireland.

He took his part in it all, an active supporter of Robert the Bruce, chief of chiefs. He was a man who sought peace and prosperity for his so scattered people, encouraging trade, seeking to heal the feuding propensities of the clans, allying the Isles with Orkney and Shetland and Norway; travelling as far as the Baltic. He was also a man of humble mind, and a proud husband and father.


One of Scotland's leading historical novelists
The Sunday Times
Mr Tranter works on a broad canvas; nobody does it better
Daily Telegraph
Nigel Tranter captures the spirit of the times and writes with an absorbing attention to detail
Yorkshire Evening Post
He has a burning respect for the spirit of history and deploys his characters with mastery