Among His Personal Effects

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Robert Henryson, the old schoolmaster of Dunfermline, is dying. Yet as Death presses upon him in these final days, more insistent still are his memories of four students-the bright, passionate Isabel Inglis; the charismatic George Crichton; the somber, studious John de Leith; and the awkward, but brilliant musician Ingraham Bannatyne-whose lives were irrevocably changed in that summer of 1482, when a group of frustrated noblemen hanged James III's low-born advisers on Lauder Bridge. As the figures of these young ...
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Overview

Robert Henryson, the old schoolmaster of Dunfermline, is dying. Yet as Death presses upon him in these final days, more insistent still are his memories of four students-the bright, passionate Isabel Inglis; the charismatic George Crichton; the somber, studious John de Leith; and the awkward, but brilliant musician Ingraham Bannatyne-whose lives were irrevocably changed in that summer of 1482, when a group of frustrated noblemen hanged James III's low-born advisers on Lauder Bridge. As the figures of these young people pass before his imagination, Robert turns to the one means he has left to discover meaning in this tragedy from so many years before and to celebrate the lives of those caught up in it-his poetry.
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Rev. Anthony Petrotta
Among His Personal Effects and An Early Fall are historical novels set in pre-Reformation Scotland, written by a wonderful teacher and lover of literature. Although the stories are intricate, the writing is neither dry nor obtuse, reflecting the setting of the novels, medieval Scotland, earthy, severe-and faith-filled.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781456584207
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/2/2011
  • Pages: 170
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

The novels I write are historical fiction. Simply put, I enjoy thinking about these periods in history - medieval Scotland and first-century Palestine - the interests of the people, the challenges they faced, the joys that they experienced because of their historical circumstances.

My interest in the Scottish Middle Ages in large part grew out of my heritage. A descendant of emigrant Scots from the 1760s, I studied medieval Scottish literature at the University of York in England, and I have published articles on 15th-century Scottish literature and history and an edition of the last part of "The Meroure of Wyssdome," published by the Scottish Text Society in 1990. The "Meroure" features prominently in my other Scottish novel, "An Early Fall."

I live in Bristol, Tennessee, with Karen, my wife of 35 years, and two cats and two dogs. Our daughter, Kate, and her husband, Justin Reynolds, live in the Borders of Scotland, not far from where the action in the Scottish stories take place. Our son, Seth, and his wife, Kristine, live in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Since 1982 (with a brief vocational detour), I have taught in the English Department at King College. My hobbies are reading, writing, gardening, carpentry, and watching British mysteries with Karen.

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