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The Islesman

Nigel Tranter

4 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Historical fiction

The thrilling story of Angus Og MacDonald, Lord of the Isles in the turbulent days of Robert the Bruce

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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Praise for The Islesman

  • 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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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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