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NEW on Amazon - on Kindle and in print - Royal Macnab, the second book in the Hebridean series - Click here

 

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Two stories of changing times 

1823: Alec Macleod, heir to the Uishall Estate on the Isle of Lewis, steals a morning of pleasure with a crofter's daughter - with far-reaching consequences. While his new marriage fails to produce an heir, Alec's struggles to ensure family prosperity set a course destined to bring nothing but trouble.

2001: Uishall has lost its clan ties and is now a syndicate-owned sporting estate facing the twin threats of land reform and poaching. Just before the season opens a body is discovered and Duncan Macrae begins an investigation. While Hugh Bartlett sets up a Royal Macnab challenge at Uishall, rock star Natasha Tang plans to buy neighbouring estate Maglavat and ban blood sports. 

A changing social order, class conflict and the search for love is set amidst the thrill of the hunt and the wild backdrop of Uishall - a timeless landscape that defies its owners to master it. 

  

Royal Macnab  -  £10.50   

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Kindle and print editions of Celtic Fringe also available at Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M67HHBR

 

 

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What happens when your Hebridean dream starts turning into your worst nightmare?

Culture shock, death, secrets, tensions and leather ... On the day the Clare family arrives from England to begin a new life in a remote Hebridean village, an ancient bog body is discovered on the peat cuts and a missing person case is reopened. The island detective encounters resistance and mystery as he tries to put together the pieces of the puzzle, and the Clares' friendship with the local tanner brings unexpected and devastating complications. 

 

Celtic Fringe - £9.50 


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Kindle and print editions of Celtic Fringe also available at Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M67HHBR

 

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