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The Raiders: Being Some Passages In the Life of John Faa, Lord and Earl of Little Egypt
     

The Raiders: Being Some Passages In the Life of John Faa, Lord and Earl of Little Egypt

by Samuel Crockett
 

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Caught up in the strife between smugglers on the Solway Coast and the gypsies of Galloway, young Patrick Heron is flung into a society of social outcasts, outlaws and downright murderers. But this world of moonlit confusion and bloody horror offers a kind of freedom, too, as Patrick travels far beyond the conventions of his day to enter a world made anew by fear

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Caught up in the strife between smugglers on the Solway Coast and the gypsies of Galloway, young Patrick Heron is flung into a society of social outcasts, outlaws and downright murderers. But this world of moonlit confusion and bloody horror offers a kind of freedom, too, as Patrick travels far beyond the conventions of his day to enter a world made anew by fear and desolation and courage and energy. Crockett's raciest narrative is full of the wild Galloway landscape which he knew so well and loved so much, informed at every turn of the plot by his delight in local history and old folk tales of the region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841952345
Publisher:
Canongate UK
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

S. R. Crockett was born in 1859, on the family farm in Kirkcudbrightshire, where his unmarried mother worked as a dairymaid. Crockett wrote essays and stories for newspapers and magazines and in 1893 a collection of this work (set in Galloway) was published as The Stickit Minister and Other Common Men. This was followed by The Raiders, The Lilac Sun-bonnet, Mad Sir Uchtred, and The Play Actress (all 1894). He continued to publish in periodicals and over the next 18 years he produced seven books for children, three further collection of stories and another 43 popular novels, some set in contemporary times and many others as historical romances. Having become friendly with J.M. Barrie, Andrew Lang, R.L. Stevenson, the Gosses and Rider Haggard, Crockett was well known in literary circles in both Scotland and England. He continued to travel widely, spending time abroad and setting some of his books in France and Spain. He died on 1914, while on holiday at Avignon in France, and he is buried in Balmaghie Churchyard at Castle Douglas.

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