Nigel Tranter"s Scotland a very personal review by Nigel G. Tranter

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Published by R. Drew in Glasgow .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Scotland

Subjects:

  • Tranter, Nigel G. -- Homes and haunts -- Scotland.,
  • Authors, Scottish -- 20th century -- Biography.,
  • Scotland -- Description and travel.,
  • Scotland -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.

Edition Notes

Book details

Statementby Nigel Tranter.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDA867.5 .T73x 1981
The Physical Object
Pagination190 p. :
Number of Pages190
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3881584M
ISBN 10090400273X
LC Control Number81208906

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To mark his 90th birthday, this book tells the storyteller’s story. Scotland's story cannot be told merely in terms of documentary evidence, for this would be to neglect an integral part of the nation's heritage. The legends, myths, stories and memories handed down from generation to generation must be added to the bare bones of factual record if the character of the country is to be truly revealed.

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A revealing read - the life of an intelligent and prolific writer - his heart squarely with his Scotland. When Tranter moved after living almost 50 years at Quarry house, to a new, compact, modern little home in Gullane, the walls were lined with " hardbacks and half as many paperback editions" that marked Tranter's path through life.4/5.

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He married Jean Campbell Grieve inand his first book was published a year later – The Fortalices and Early Mansions of Southern Scotland, which he illustrated himself He turned to fiction, and became a full-time writer in In this perennial bestseller, Niigel Tranter's incomparable tale of a nation's enthralling history is the most comprehensible primer on the subject yet published.

Before he passed away in JanuaryTranter had written over 70 novels and several works of non-fiction, /5(46). Nigel Tranter was able to combine the two with a masterly hand, expertly weaving the colourful threads of folklore into the fabric of historical fact.

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