Border Lord

Border Lord

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Bantam USA
  • New York, United States
  • 0553064894
  • 9780553064896

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A swashbuckling, not very picaresque novel of the borderlands of Scotland during Elizabeth's reign, and the heroics and escapades of Lord Bothwell who, as leader of the Border clans, was caught in the jealousy, distrust and fear of Elizabeth for James of Scotland. A window-climber, Bothwell spends much of his time in ladies' boudoirs, and in that of Anne who becomes his wife. Otherwise he's occupied in raiding the king's possessions and evading his henchmen. At the close, with a price on his head, with his wife and son held as hostages, Bothwell makes a daring show of loyalty to James and is pardoned. More to be admired are two sub-characters, Bothwell's lieutenant and a professor's daughter who meet stiff tests of steadfastness and fidelity - and win. Two dimensional plot and characterization make this largely for rentals and merchandise. (Kirkus Reviews)show more