The Convenient

The Convenient

The Convenient

The Convenient



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Convenient, mistress, whore (B.E.) Cant expression of standard meaning, favorable to one’s comfort.

Malcolm Forrester a physician from Edinburgh, and Elspeth MacLeod, a healer from the Isle of Skye, were both educated in European universities, but only men are permitted to practice medicine in the Scotland of 1705.  The two collide in Torrport, a small town near Edinburgh,

Elspeth stubbornly seeking recognition as a physician, and Malcolm searching for a cure for smallpox amid the swirling vortex of war, politics, religion and disease.  Poverty and misadventure are ever-present, and medicine a curious blend of old beliefs and new discoveries.  Elspeth delivers a beautiful young woman of her bastard child and suspects she was poisoned. When the Laird’s Second-in-Command is found dead, kneeling face-down in a tub at the laundry, the two find themselves entangled in murder, smuggling, and espionage, amid powerful opposition that resists change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781775106104
Publisher: Albert Marsolais
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 348
File size: 512 KB
Age Range: 11 - 16 Years

About the Author

Retired scientist and businessman who worked in the field of genetics and biotechnology. He lives in Ontario, Canada with his wife Laurel.
Bettyanne is a curator and objects conservator who specializes in antique dolls and toys. She and her husband live in the mountains of Maryland, with their dog, Pepper and sundry feral cats.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

The Convenient. 1

Copyright. 2

Dedication. 3

Table of Contents. 2

Preface. 4

Epigraph. 5

Part One. 6

One. 7

Two. 24

Three. 34

Four. 49

Five. 54

Six. 61

Seven. 67

Eight. 70

Nine. 78

Part Two. 95

Ten. 96

Eleven. 107

Twelve. 120

Thirteen. 129

Fourteen. 150

Fifteen. 161

Sixteen. 183

Seventeen. 198

Part Three. 222

Eighteen. 223

Nineteen. 238

Twenty. 257

Twenty-One. 270

Twenty-Two. 288

Twenty-Three. 299

Twenty-Four. 314

Twenty-Five. 330

Epilogue. 342

Historical Notes. 343

Cast Of Characters. 345

Acknowledgement 347

About the Authors. 348


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