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From: Edward Andrews <>
Subject: Re: Nigel Tranter
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 10:36:52 +0100
Dorothy Chance wrote:
> I've just finished _The Story of Scotland_ by Nigel Tranter. I liked it
> very much even though I did not always agree with his "take" on a particular
> situation. He is not well known in the USA, do those of you in Britain find
> his works to be honest and accurate?
Nigel Tranter is the grand old man of Scottish Historical Fiction. He
recently celebrated a major birthday, but I can't remember if it was his
80th or 90th.
His novels could best be described as historical romances. He sticks to
the facts, but develops characters in the cracks which the more orthodox
He is a good writer, and his history is more than adequate.
He is a highly respected author over here, and while I would not cite
him in a serious academic work, he is both honest and accurate.
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