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A Dark and Distant Shore

by Reay Tannahill

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Historical Fiction

A Dark and Distant Shore Synopsis

 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.

A Dark and Distant Shore Press 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

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ISBN: 9781781859032
Publication date: 13/03/2014
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781859032
Publication date: 13th March 2014
Author: Reay Tannahill
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 720 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Sagas, Historical fiction,

About Reay Tannahill

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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