A Lost Lady of Old Years

By John Buchan, Robertson James

Format: Paperback

Francis Birkenshaw cares nothing for the Jacobite cause until a chance encounter with Bonnie Prince Charlie's beautiful secretary leads to dangerous consequences. A tale of adventure and betrayal on the long bloody road to Culloden Moor.

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Once described as 'a tale of adventure and betrayal on the long bloody road to Culloden Moor', A Lost Lady of Old Years is set in Scotland during the Rebellion of '45. Young Edinburgh-born Francis Birkenshaw cares nothing for the Jacobite cause until an encounter with the beautiful wife of Bonnie Prince Charlie's secretary, Mrs Margaret Murray, leads to a dangerous involvement with her husband, John Murray of Broughton, an infamous turncoat. A dark and compelling portrayal of the Jacobite Rebellion.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 17 May 2011
ISBN 9781846972034
Number of Pages 224

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'Buchan was a master of the simple sentence, a superb scene setter with a sense of place, who is up there with Stevenson and Scott.' THE SCOTTISH DAILY MAIL

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