A Cruel Courtship
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A Cruel Courtship

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This work is set in Scotland, 1297. Passionate, brave and fiercely loyal, Margaret Kerr - a young woman estranged from her husband - is determined to play her part in saving Scotland from the hammer of Edward Longshanks - King of England and would-be King of the Scots. And so, she travels to Stirling to discover why the informer upon whom the Scottish rebels depend has become unreliable. It is an important and difficult mission, for he who holds Stirling Castle holds Scotland, and with fresh English recruits marching forth, a bloody battle for the castle is imminent. As the Scots prepare to cast off the English yoke once and for all, Margaret soon realises she can trust no one, not even her closest friends. Is she prepared to give her life for her country?show more

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 106 x 178 x 32mm | 220g
  • Cornerstone
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099410133
  • 9780099410133
  • 343,659

About Candace Robb

Candace Robb has read and researched medieval history for many years, having studied for a Ph. D in Medieval and Anglo-Saxon Literature. She is also the author of eight Owen Archer novels and two further Margaret Kerr mysteries.show more

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"'Thirteenth-century Edinburgh comes off the page cold and convincing - most enjoyable' The List * 'Brilliant - Robb presents a felsty new heroine who proves to be no fool' - Woman & Home * 'This is history as it should be told!' - Good Book Guide * 'Candace Robb Brings history to life and this is a satisfying read, full of interesting detail about the life and times in Scotland in the 13th Century' - Aberdeen Press & Journal * 'Intrigue abounds... Robb's captivating blend of history and mystery vividly evokes medieval Scotland' - Booklist * 'With meticulous attention to historical details... the author lovingly recreates medieval Edinburgh' - Publisher's Weekly"show more

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"Candace Robb Brings history to life and this is a satisfying read, full of interesting detail about the life and times in Scotland in the 13th Century"show more

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Scotland, 1297. Passionate, brave and fiercely loyal, Margaret Kerr - a young woman estranged from her husband - is determined to play her part in saving Scotland from the hammer of Edward Longshanks - King of England and would-be King of the Scots. And so she travels to Stirling to discover why the informer upon whom the Scottish rebels depend has become unreliable. It is an important and difficult mission, for he who holds Stirling Castle holds Scotland, and with fresh English recruits marching forth, a bloody battle for the castle is imminent. As the Scots prepare to cast off the English yoke once and for all, Margaret soon realises she can trust no one, not even her closest friends. Is she prepared to give her life for her country? Acclaim for Candace Robb 'Thirteenth-century Edinburgh comes off the page cold and convincing, from the smoke and noise of the tavern kitchen to Holyrood Abbey under a treacherous abbot. Most enjoyable' The LIst 'Brilliant ... Robb presents a fiesty new heroine who proves to be no fool' Woman & Home 'This is history as it should be told!' Good Book Guideshow more
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