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The Islesman

The Islesman

A story of Angus Og MacDonald, Lord of the Isles in the turbulent days of Robert the Bruce.

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ISBN 9780340770191
Barcode 9780340770191
Published 10 July 2003 by Hodder & Stoughton General Div
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Tranter, Nigel
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ISBN-13 9780340770191
ISBN-10 0340770198
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Div
Imprint Hodder Paperback
Publication Date 10 July 2003
International Publication Date 9 June 2003
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Tranter, Nigel
Category Fiction
Historical Adventure Fiction
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 115mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 252g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Scotland - History - Robert I, 1306-1329 - Fiction, Historical fiction - gsafd
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code 190375

Description of this Book

This is the story of Angus Og MacDonald, Lord of the Isles, 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, he 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review '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' -- Observer

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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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