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This is an auction for THE PRINCE IN THE HEATHER: THE STORY OF BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE'S ESCAPE, by Eric Linklater. reviews:

"After the disaster of Culloden in April 1746, Charles Edward Stuart was a fugitive in Scotland for six months. Hounded by his foes, sheltered by his devoted Highland friends, Bonnie Prince Charlie evaded capture and sailed for France in September of the grim year. This is the story of his flight, and of the wild, beautiful country he claimed, in vain, as his birthright."

"Eric Linklater was a natural choice of author for a book and documentary film about Bonnie Prince Charlie, when the idea came up in the mid 1960s. Settling upon Linklater ensured a certain native expertise and charm, since by the time he wrote this, he was a very able writer with numerous books to his credit. So "The Prince in the Heather" became a sort of odyssey, as Linklater and a film crew revisited the major haunts of the Prince during his lengthy (and often recounted) escape through the islands off Scotland's west coast. It is not a book that can be read as history so much as a story of now and then. The author intrudes (somewhat apologetically) from time to time, in order to give the story a modern angle. Most of the text is devoted to the doings of 250 years ago, however, and under the competent pen of this first-rate Scottish writer, the Bonnie Prince once more comes out from the shadows. It is a perfectly good read (a bonnie book shall we say) and if you pick up the original edition from somewhere, as I did, you'll find it is a well presented volume complete with a number of pertinent photographs."

Large format hardback 1976.

272 pages.

Illustrated throughout.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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