The Last Highlander : Scotland's Most Notorious Clan-Chief, Rebel and Double-Agent Paperback
by Sarah Fraser
Saltire First Scottish Book of the Year 2012 Fans of Outlander must read this Saltire Society Literary Awards Scottish First Book of the Year - a great non-fiction adventure about Scotland's most notorious clan chief.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, black & white illustrations, maps, frontispiece, colour plates
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 28/03/2013
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780007229505
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Review by Glorybe1
This book is full to bursting with historical facts of the Jacobien uprising in Scotland in the 18th Century. Almost too full sometimes and takes a fair bit of concentration to read. However it is fascinating. It tells the story of Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat the leader of the Fraser Clan, and a man of intrigue, a bumbling ninny sometimes, eccentric, ambitious and really rather a remarkable character! He seemed to lead a charmed life, as he was sentenced to death as a young man, but managed to regain his freedom after an enormous amount of political rangling only to be sentenced again as an old man of 80! He had many many faults but you can't help having a lot of respect and admiration for a man who would not stop fighting to attain what he wanted, which was basically freedom and liberty for his clan and the people of his beloved Scotland.A really good story, really well researched and well written.