This is a wonderfully evocative novel, exploring the life of Bonnie Prince Charlie, one of history's most colourful characters...Charles Edward Stewart, better known as 'Bonnie Prince Charlie', is famous for his doomed attack on England and his subsequent flight from Scotland disguised as an Irish serving maid, aided by Flora Macdonald, a poor shepherdess who took pity on his plight. This episode made him a legend in his homeland, but what happened next? Now, years later, the Prince is living in comfort in London, cut-off from reality, and Flora is married with four children, but is struggling to survive. In this fictionalized account, Elisabeth McNeill reveals the man behind the myth and wonderfully recreates life in the eighteenth century, as she completes their story.
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 21 mm
"* "Readers will be swept away by the enthralling and tragic drama of this history-based tale" Booklist on Blood Royal "McNeill brings this troubled time to life through her strongly drawn characters, creating a genuine sense of regret and real excitement in a wonderfully vivid and insightful work of historical fiction" Booklist on Flodden Field "Historical romance and mystery fans will be hooked" Booklist on Turn of the Tide"