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Highness in Hiding

Highness in Hiding

A tale of courage and danger in the aftermath of the Jacobite Rising.

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ISBN 9780340625866
Barcode 9780340625866
Published 11 March 1996 by Hodder & Stoughton General Div
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Tranter, Nigel
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ISBN-13 9780340625866
ISBN-10 0340625864
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Div
Imprint Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Publication Date 11 March 1996
International Publication Date 1 February 1996
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Tranter, Nigel
Category Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 250
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 179mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 145g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress English fiction, 20th century, Scottish authors, Scottish fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The quashing of the Jacobite Rising of 1745 saw an end to the ambitions of the exiled house of Stuart. But somehow the young pretender, Prince Charles Edward, otherwise known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, manage to avoid arrest. For six extraordinary months the handsome young prince, often starving, sometimes barefoot and in rags, ranged the Western Highlands and the Outer and Inner Hebrides, hiding, lurking, fleeing. Despite dire threats of punishment to all who might aid and abet him, the royal fugitive was hidden by brave and trusty supporters, each of whom could have betrayed him for the massive GBP30,000 reward offered by the English. This story stands as a tribute to the loyalty and staunch courage of the Highland clansfolk. 'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'He has an amazingly broad grip of Scottish history' -- Daily Telegraph 'One of Scotland's most prolific and respected writers' -- The Times 'An accomplished writer of compelling and unforgettable historical novels' -- She magazine 'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' -- Scotland on Sunday 'Tranter's popularity lies in his knack of making historical events immediate and exciting' -- Historical Novels Review 'An informative, entertaining read' -- Daily Examiner 'He treats history with respect' -- Financial Times

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Author's Bio

One of Scotland,s best-loved authors, Nigel Tranter wrote over ninety novels on Scottish history. He died at the age of ninety on 9 January 2000.

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