The Last Highlander: Scotland?s Most Notorious Clan Chief, Rebel & Double Agent

The Last Highlander: Scotland?s Most Notorious Clan Chief, Rebel & Double Agent

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by Sarah Fraser
     
 

Fans of C.J. Sansom must read this Saltire Society Literary Awards Scottish First Book of the Year – a great non-fiction adventure about Scotland’s most notorious clan chief.See more details below

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Fans of C.J. Sansom must read this Saltire Society Literary Awards Scottish First Book of the Year – a great non-fiction adventure about Scotland’s most notorious clan chief.

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‘Sarah Fraser tells the story of the “Old Fox” with notable panache … Makes delightful bedside reading for a posterity spared from having to live with him’ Max Hastings, Sunday Times‘Superb … akin to a John Buchan adventure story’ Mail on Sunday‘In this colourful, entertaining biography, Sarah Fraser does not attempt to excuse Lord Lovat’s personal faults or political chicanery but, rather, [presents] him amply in a complex historical context’ The Times‘Sarah Fraser deserves to be acclaimed as a notable biographer … This is a brave and meaty book tells this remarkable tale with admirable patience, industry and understanding’ Spectator‘A vivid and fascinating biography of a quirky aristocrat’ Evening Standard‘Irresistibly romantic biography’ Sunday Telegraph‘Rich and readable … Fraser’s is a shrewd, balanced account told with a keen eye for detail’ Independent on Sunday

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007229505
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
Publication date:
08/13/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
872,991
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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‘Sarah Fraser, who married into the modern Lovat tribe, tells the story of the “Old Fox” with notable panache…There was nothing in his character or history to admire, but there was still a grandeur to his villainy, one that makes delightful bedside reading for a posterity spared from having to live with him’ Max Hastings, Sunday Times‘This superb biography shows [Lord Lovat’s life] to have been akin to a John Buchan adventure story’ Mail on Sunday‘In this colourful, entertaining biography, Sarah Fraser…does not attempt to excuse Lord Lovat’s personal faults or political chicanery but, rather, [presents] him amply in a complex historical context’ The Times‘Fraser treats Lovat with sympathy and understanding. Whatever his faults, he was a remarkable man and a considerable figure, worthy of some respect and even inviting affection. Her picture of Highland society is excellent and the story she has to tell is gripping. Much of it reads like a good historical novel’ Allan Massie, Literary Review‘Sarah Fraser deserves to be acclaimed as a notable biographer…This brave and meaty book tells this remarkable tale with admirable patience, industry and understanding’ Spectator‘Fraser’s passion for the historic Highlands, the Jacobites and her husband’s family carries the book along… Against this picture, Fraser paints a romantic picture of a charming rogue’ BBC History magazine

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