From two forgotten incidents in the State Papers, the author of the work on Anglo-Scottish border history, "The Steel Bonnets", has woven a tale which presents the reality of life and sudden death on the reivers' frontier of 400 years ago, when lawlessness was "the custom of the country".
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Having written the definitive history of the Anglo-Scottish "Border Reivers" in The Steel Bonnets, Fraser here gives us a robust fiction based firmly on Border fact. Lady Margaret Dacre leaves behind an aristocratic life in London to take control of lands formerly governed by one of the few good men, lately murdered, who has tried to live in the midst of the Reivers' lawlessness. What possible chance does she have in this "neglected and cursed" region? You'd be surprised, as it turns out...About the Author:
The author of the famous 'Flashman Papers' and the 'Private McAuslan' stories, George MacDonald Fraser has worked on newspapers in Britain and Canada. In addition to his novels he has also written numeous films, most notably 'The Three Musketeers', 'The Four Musketeers', and the James Bond film, 'Octopussy'. George Macdonald Fraser died in January 2008 at the age of 82.
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Book Description Harvill, 1993. Blue Cloth. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition - First Impression. 181pp. As new in a similar unclipped dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 4003340
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