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Fans of C.J. Sansom must read this Saltire Society Literary Awards Scottish First Book of the Year – a great non-fiction adventure about Scotland’s most notorious clan chief.

Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat, was the last of the great Scottish chiefs – and the last nobleman executed for treason. Determined to seek his fortune with the exiled Jacobite king in France, Fraser acted as a spy for both the Stuarts and the Hanoverians; claimed to be both Protestant and Roman Catholic.

In July 1745, Bonnie Prince Charlie launched his last attempt to seize back the throne, supported by Fraser and his clans. They were defeated at Culloden. Fraser was found hiding in a tree.

This swashbuckling spy story recreates an extraordinary period of history in its retelling of Fraser’s life. He is surely one of Scotland’s most notorious and romantic figures, a cunning and ambitious soldier who died a martyr for his country and an independent Scotland.

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‘Sarah Fraser tells the story of the “Old Fox” with notable panache … Makes delightful bedside reading for a posterity spared from having to live with him’ Max Hastings, Sunday Times

‘Superb … akin to a John Buchan adventure story’ Mail on Sunday

‘In this colourful, entertaining biography, Sarah Fraser does not attempt to excuse Lord Lovat’s personal faults or political chicanery but, rather, [presents] him amply in a complex historical context’ The Times

‘Sarah Fraser deserves to be acclaimed as a notable biographer … This is a brave and meaty book tells this remarkable tale with admirable patience, industry and understanding’ Spectator

‘A vivid and fascinating biography of a quirky aristocrat’ Evening Standard

‘Irresistibly romantic biography’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Rich and readable … Fraser’s is a shrewd, balanced account told with a keen eye for detail’ Independent on Sunday

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