The Jacobite Trilogy: Flight of the Heron / Gleam in the North / Dark Mile

The Jacobite Trilogy Flight of the Heron Gleam in the North Dark Mile This trilogy comprises The Flight of the Heron The Gleam in the North and The Dark Mile Part love story part adventure story the trilogy is also a picture of a close knit community embroiled in a c

  • Title: The Jacobite Trilogy: Flight of the Heron / Gleam in the North / Dark Mile
  • Author: D.K. Broster
  • ISBN: 9781842040324
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • This trilogy comprises The Flight of the Heron, The Gleam in the North and The Dark Mile Part love story, part adventure story, the trilogy is also a picture of a close knit community embroiled in a civil war.The Flight of the Heron was first published by William Heinemann in 1925.The Gleam in the North was first published by William Heinemann in 1927.The Dark Mile was fiThis trilogy comprises The Flight of the Heron, The Gleam in the North and The Dark Mile Part love story, part adventure story, the trilogy is also a picture of a close knit community embroiled in a civil war.The Flight of the Heron was first published by William Heinemann in 1925.The Gleam in the North was first published by William Heinemann in 1927.The Dark Mile was first published by William Heinemann in 1929.

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    1. My rating: 3,5 stars.Opening lines:The sun had been up for a couple of hours, and now, by six o' clock, there was scarcely a cloud in the sky; even the peaked summit of Ben Tee, away to the north-east, had no more than the faintest veil floating over it. On all the western slopes the transfiguring light, as it crept lower and lower, was busy picking out the patches of July bell-heather and painting them an even deeper carmine, and the mountains round were smiling (where sometimes they frowned) o [...]

    2. Okay, so I'm a truly idealistic romantic with a really soft spot for Jacobite fiction. The fact that this book features mambers of Clan Cameron (my ancestors) is entirely coincidental I first read this trilogy as a young teenager caught up in the seeming romance of the Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745 and as a proud, albeit idealistic, descendant of highland Camerons. I have read the trilogy twice since and while I am slightly less idealistic, I still enjoy this historically set fiction whic [...]

    3. As you all know, I love Scottish history. I've read a lot of books pertaining to the 1745 Jacobite Rising, and this is one of the most accurate novelizations that I've had the pleasure to come across. Broster infuses so much humanity into her characters, both good and evil, that you find yourself crying, laughing, hating, and desperately wanting to charge Culloden Moor with the clans. The story doesn't end with Cumberland's butchery either, but continues to follow each character many years down [...]

    4. D.K. Broster does an amazing job taking us back in time to the Jacobite era, blending history, adventure and fiction. The well-developed characters become much loved friends through the development of classic themes such as love, honour and friendships. While the written language of the books may be a bit dated, this does not detract from the story in any way, in fact it serves to carry us back in time and makes the reader begin to appreciate good literature. Any fans of Diana Gabaldon's Outland [...]

    5. I think I've read at least the first of these in the dim and distant past but they passed across my desk today and I really will have to read them (again?) . Culloden - Highlanders - kilts what more can I ask?

    6. I found this book in the gift shop at Culloden moor while on holiday in Scotland. This book will always remind me of a wonderful, memorable trip.

    7. I preferred parts two and three as The Flight of the Heron was more a summary of the Jacobite Rising of 1745 than an original story. Written in 1920's, the language felt even more dated than this!

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