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Right Royal Friend

Nigel Tranter

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Historical fiction

A dramatic historical novel set at the turn of the seventeenth century in the courts of King James Sixth

When James the Sixth, His Grace of Scotland, also becomes His Majesty of England, far-reaching changes take place in the two realms.

David Murray, the young son of Sir Andrew, a Perthshire laird, has no aspirations to greatness. Then a chance encounter with King James the Sixth leads to him becoming Cup Bearer and Master of the Horse to his young liege. Together with James's foster brother John Erskine, Master of Mar, the three men enter a new era of political intrigue and dynastic manoeuvring.

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Praise for Right Royal Friend

  • 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

  • 'Political intrigue and dynastic manoeuvring - abductions, assassination plots, religious bickering, the execution of Mary Queen of Scots...Into this rich recipe Nigel Tranter weaves the love story of David Murray and Elizabeth Beaton. An absorbing tale from Scotland's story-teller extraordinaire.' Historical Novels Review on Right Royal Friend

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Nigel Tranter

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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