Bruar's Rest

By Jess Smith

Format: Paperback

An epic tale of love and loyalty. The lives of two highland travellers, Bruar and Megan, are changed forever when they are torn apart from each other by the Great War. When Bruar is reported missing in action, Megan sets off to search for him and journeys through perilous foreign lands ravaged by war.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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Bruar's Rest is an epic tale of love and loyalty set against the backdrop of World War One. The story opens in the Highlands at the beginning of the twentieth century. The gypsy wife of wild drunkard Rory Stewart dies giving birth to their second son. Many years pass, and Rory and his sons are rootless travellers on the roads of Scotland. One night, during a winter storm, they save another traveller family from freezing to death in a blizzard. Bruar Stewart and one of the girls he rescues, the hot-blooded and beautiful Megan, fall in love. But the First World War is declared, tearing their lives apart. Bruar is reported missing in action, and Megan sets off on a long and perilous journey to find him...An epic tale of love and loyalty by the author of the spellbinding autobiographical trilogy, Jessie's Journey.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 18 Apr 2011
ISBN 9781841589367
Number of Pages 352

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This passionate story of love and loyalty will delight her many fans' - Scottish Home and Country

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