Come to a talk on The Last Highlander at Waterstones Aberdeen (Union Bridge branch) tomorrow, 23 May and hear how, according to The Inverness Courier ‘I learned to like a rapist and traitor’.
The late Lady Lovat as a girl of perhaps 16, naturally modest, averts her eyes from a curious group of naked Papua New Guinea men. Cannibalism was still practised. He’s hard to pick out, but I like the man in the background, arms folded – watching lunch come ashore?
http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/books/bookworm-if-you-want-to-write-books-why-not-marry-a-fraser-1-2233439 TO COIN A FRASER Also out next month is Sarah Fraser’s The Last Highlander (Harper Press, £20), her compelling biography of Lovat of the ‘45, the last Scottish nobleman to be executed for treason. Despite her surname, Fraser is actually an Essex girl – albeit a particularly classy one. She has married not just […]
Waterstones have made The Last Highlander their Scottish Book of the Month!!!! Yeehaa!!
Allan Massie in the Literary Review this month says Lovat was ‘a remarkable and a considerable figure’ and ‘[Sarah Fraser’s] picture of Highland society is excellent, and the story she has to tell is gripping. Much of it reads like a good historical novel.’