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A Dark and Distant Shore by Reay Tannahill
  

A Dark and Distant Shore

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Reay Tannahill’s epic and glorious saga finally gets a reissue. If you love long, gripping historical novels that cover generations then A Dark and Distant Shore is unmissable.

If you like Reay Tannahill you might also like to read books by Elizabeth Chadwick, Philippa Gregory and Diana Gabaldon.

Synopsis

A Dark and Distant Shore by Reay Tannahill

Reay Tannahill's great bestseller is the story of an extraordinary woman's determination to win back her birthright - the remote and beautiful West Highland castle of Kinveil - sold by her father to a Glasgow merchant when she was seven years old. It is also the intricate picture of a family in the heyday of the British Empire, an epic story spanning almost a hundred years and stretching from Edinburgh to the Crimea, from an expanding America to the India of the Raj.

Reviews

'This novel most closely emulates... WAR AND PEACE... The heart beats faster as each page turns.'
Toronto Globe

'An absorbing saga spanning a century of love affairs, hatreds and highpoints of Victorian history
Daily Express

'A fine storyteller with... an appreciation of the Highlands that is downright poetic'.
Washington Post

About the Author

Reay Tannahill was born in Glasgow in 1929. She wrote two non-fiction bestsellers, FOOD IN HISTORY and SEX IN HISTORY and won the 1990 Romantic Novel of the Year Award for PASSING GLORY. She died in 2007.

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Book Info

Publication date

13th March 2014

Author

Reay Tannahill

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Publisher

Head of Zeus

Format

Paperback
720 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Historical Fiction
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Sagas
Historical fiction

ISBN

9781781859032

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