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Robert the Bruce King of Scots by James Robertson
  

Robert the Bruce King of Scots

Biography / Autobiography   History   

RRP £12.99

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Leading Scottish novelist, James Robertson has teamed up with illustrator, Jill Calder to retell the story of Robert the Bruce. It’s bold and colourful, a record of one of the great heroes of Scottish history.

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Synopsis

Robert the Bruce King of Scots by James Robertson

In this exciting and visually stunning book, the most talented Scottish novelist of his generation teams up with Jill Calder, whose bold and colourful illustrations are a perfect complement to one of the most dramatic tales in Scottish history. In addition to the big set pieces from the Bruce story - not least of course the Battle of Bannockburn - and the other famous elements - such as the murder of the Red Comyn and Bruce and the spider - book is full of accurate historical detail and imaginative touches which offer a fresh and vital perspective on one of the great heroes of Scottish history.

Reviews

'A stunning new telling of the Robert the Bruce story' - Avocado Sweet

'what makes this book so special is its extraordinary illustrations. Jill Calder's images are stunning, capturing the murkiness of 14th-century Scotland with a boldness, vigour and moodiness that manage to be both intensely modern and evocatively medieval' Saturday Herald

'A gloriously illustrated picture-book version, with expertly concise text by one of Scotland's finest novelists' - The Herald

'A lively pictorial account of the drama. Bolstered by Jill Calder's vibrant illustrations, it is as much for older children as adults, but avoids over-simplifying the battle and the complex factors that led to it' - The Lady

'This unique book will enthral readers of all ages' - Scottish Field

About the Author

James Robertson

In James Robertson, Scotland has a writer of the highest literary quality and cultural acuity. He recently served as the Scottish Parliament’s first Writer in Residence and his second novel, Joseph Knight, won the two major Scottish literary prizes in 2003/4 – the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year. He has published two novels, stories, poetry, anthologies, compiled a Scottish Dictionary of Quotations and is also editor of an educational Scots imprint. James lives in Angus.

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Publication date

1st May 2014

Author

James Robertson

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www.scotgeog.com/

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Publisher

Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General

Format

Paperback
64 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
History


Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500

ISBN

9781780271835

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