The Ghosts of Glencoe

Mollie Hunter

Availability:
Out of print

Quick Look

'Brilliantly done.' -- Times Literary Supplement

Format:
paperback
Size:
180 x 110 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Kelpies
Age Range:
From 10 to 13 years
Extent:
176 pages
ISBN:
9780862414672
Publication date:
01 Jan 1995
Series:
Kelpies

Description

"You are ordered to fall upon the rebels and put all to the sword...

Amidst the thick snows of February, under the shadow of the mountains of Glencoe, the red-coated soldiers came in the dead of night with the sword, musket and bayonet.

They had their orders. They were to turn on the homes of the MacDonalds and slaughter every man, woman and child -- leaving only the aged to weep for the dead.

Young officer Robert Stewart faces a fearsome choice. Carry out his treacherous orders, or abandon his soldier's ambition in a desperate attempt to save the doomed clansmen …

Reviews

'Brilliantly done.'
-- Times Literary Supplement

Author

Mollie Hunter (1922-2012) wrote more than 25 novels for children since 1953, incorporating a life-long exploration of Scotland's folklore and history into her stories. She received numerous awards and honours for her books, including the New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year Award, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award and the Carnegie Medal.

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Unfortunately this book is now out of print. You may enjoy more books by Mollie Hunter:
A Stranger Came Ashore
Escape from Loch Leven
The Lothian Run

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