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Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
  

Drums of Autumn

Part of the Outlander Series
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The fourth in Gabaldon’s Outlander series. Jamie and Claire seem likely to finally have a happy life in Georgia but two hundred years in the future their daughter, Brianna, must come to terms with her mother’s return to the past and never having known her real father. When she uncovers something that has the possibility to destroy her parents’ happiness she chooses to travel through time to join them.

The Outlander series:
1. Cross Stitch
2. Dragonfly in Amber
3. Voyager
4. The Drums of Autumn
5. The Fiery Cross
6. A Breath of Snow and Ashes

If you like Diana Gabaldon you might also like to read books by Susanna Kearsley, Pamela Hartshorne and Reay Tannahill.

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Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

This is the fourth novel in the bestselling outlander series - soon to be a major new TV series. How far will a woman travel to find a father, a lover a destiny? Across seas, across time - across the grave itself. It began in Scotland, at an ancient stone circle. Claire Randall was swept through time into the arms of James Fraser whose love for her became legend - a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child. Two decades later, Claire travelled back again to reunite with Jamie, this time in frontier America. But Claire had left someone behind in her own time - their daughter Brianna. Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the stone circle and a terrifying leap into the unknown. In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she risks her own future to try to change history - and to save their lives. But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past - or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong...


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'A blockbuster hit! Wall Street Journal Unforgettable characters ... Richly embroidered with historical detail ... I just cant put it down.' Cincinnati Post Passionate

'Remarkable-- a mix of history, fantasy, romance and unabashedly ribald storytelling.' Arizona Republic

About the Author

Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon is the internationally bestselling author of many historical novels including CROSS STITCH, DRAGONFLY IN AMBER, VOYAGER, DRUMS OF AUTUMN, THE FIERY CROSS and A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES. She lives with her family in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Diana Gabaldon on her influences...

I know writers of novels who say they don't read fiction at all while working on a book, out of fear of "being influenced" by what they read. I am struck by horror at the thought of going years without being able to read fiction (though perhaps these people write faster than I do, and take long vacations between books?)—but more struck by the sheer silliness of this.

Everything writers see, think, and experience influences their work. How could it not? Now, it's true that people do ask writers, "Where do you get your ideas?" and that writers--out of facetiousness or desperation--give answers like, "From the Sears catalog" (or "From Ideas.com," depending on the writer's vintage). But the truth is that writers get ideas from every damn thing they see, hear, smell, touch, taste, think, feel, or do—including the books they read.

Naturally, one wants to develop a unique voice, but do kids learn to talk without ever being talked to? You have an individual voice, by virtue of being an individual. And your individuality is composed of your essential God-given spark of personality and of the sum total of the things you encounter in life. Now, whether each encounter is a bruising collision or a fruitful act of love…who knows? But all of it is grist to a writer's mill; so much should be obvious, if one reads at all widely.

Personally, I learned to read at the age of three, and have read non-stop ever since. I'll be 58 next week; you can read a lot of books in fifty-five years. I'm sure that every single book I've ever read has had some influence on me as a writer, whether negative (I've read a lot of books with the mounting conviction that I would never in my life do something like that) or positive.

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Publication date

19th February 2015

Author

Diana Gabaldon

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
1200 pages

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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ISBN

9781784751340

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