The Jacobite Trilogy: Flight of the Heron / Gleam in the North / Dark Mile

Good Books The Jacobite Trilogy Flight of the Heron Gleam in the North Dark Mile published This trilogy comprises The Flight of the Heron The Gleam in the North and The Dark Mile Part love story

Good Books The Jacobite Trilogy: Flight of the Heron / Gleam in the North / Dark Mile published This trilogy comprises The Flight of the Heron, The Gleam in the North and The Dark Mile Part love story, part adventure story, the trilogy is also a picture of a close knit community embroiled in a civil war.The Flight of the Heron was first published by William Heinemann in 1925.The Gleam in the North was first published by William Heinemann in 1927.The Dark Mile was fiThis trilogy comprises The Flight of the Heron, The Gleam in the North and The Dark Mile Part love story, part adventure story, the trilogy is also a picture of a close knit community embroiled in a civil war.The Flight of the Heron was first published by William Heinemann in 1925.The Gleam in the North was first published by William Heinemann in 1927.The Dark Mile was first published by William Heinemann in 1929.. A viral Book The Jacobite Trilogy: Flight of the Heron / Gleam in the North / Dark Mile My rating: 3,5 stars.Opening lines:The sun had been up for a couple of hours, and now, by six o' clock, there was scarcely a cloud in the sky; even the peaked summit of Ben Tee, away to the north-east, had no more than the faintest veil floating over it. On all the western slopes the transfiguring light, as it crept lower and lower, was busy picking out the patches of July bell-heather and painting them an even deeper carmine, and the mountains round were smiling (where sometimes they frowned) on Loch na h-Iolaire, today a shining jewel which tomorrow might be a mere blot of grey steel. It was going to be a fine day, and in the West of Scotland such are none too plentiful.Loch Assynt from Creag na h-IolaireThe first book, "The Flight of the Heron" describes the story of Ewen Cameron, a Highland Jacobite and his relationship with Keith Windham, a British soldier. The main plot describes the story of the Jacobite Rising of 1745 with a summary description of Battle of Culloden. In my opinion, this is the best part of the book.The second volume of this trilogy, "The Glenn in the North" tells the story of Ewen's cousin Archibald Cameron, another dangerous Jacobite rebel. The plot describes how the rebels's lives changed after the 45's rising.'And then,' said the childish voice, 'the clans charged..but I expect you do not know what that means, Keithie; it means that they ran very fast against the English, waving their broadswords, and all with their dirks in their left hands under the targe; and they were so fierce and so brave that they broke through the line of English soldiers which were in front, and if there had not been so many more English, and they well-fed - but we were very hungry and had marched all night.The final volume, "The Dark Mile" tells the story of another Ewen's cousin, Ian Stewart and his romantic involvement with Olivia Campbell.In overall, this trilogy is quite interesting but presented sometimes in a quite long narrative way. In spite of this, a memorable book on Scottish history.

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  1. Dorothy Kathleen Broster 1877 1950 produced 15 popular historical novels between 1911 and 1947.The Yellow Poppy 1920 about the adventures of an aristocratic couple during the French Revolution, was later adapted by Broster and W Edward Stirling for the London stage in 1922 She produced her bestseller Scottish historical novel, The Flight of the Heron, in 1925 Broster stated she had consulted eighty reference books before beginning the novel She followed it up with two successful sequels, The Gleam in the North and The Dark Mile She wrote several other historical novels, successful and much reprinted in their day, although this Jacobite trilogy inspired by a five week visit to friends in Scotland , featuring the dashing hero Ewen Cameron, remains the best known.The Flight of the Heron was adapted for BBC Radio twice, in 1944, starring Gordon Jackson as Ewen Cameron, and again in 1959, starring Bryden Murdoch as Cameron Murdoch also starred in radio adaptations of the book s sequels, The Gleam in the North and The Dark Mile.

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  1. My rating 3,5 stars.Opening lines The sun had been up for a couple of hours, and now, by six o clock, there was scarcely a cloud in the sky even the peaked summit of Ben Tee, away to the north east, had no than the faintest veil floating over it On all the western slopes the transfiguring light, as it crept lower and lower, was busy picking out the patches of July bell heather and painting them an even deeper carmine, and the mountains round were smiling where sometimes they frowned on Loch na [...]


  2. Okay, so I m a truly idealistic romantic with a really soft spot for Jacobite fiction The fact that this book features mambers of Clan Cameron my ancestors is entirely coincidental I first read this trilogy as a young teenager caught up in the seeming romance of the Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745 and as a proud, albeit idealistic, descendant of highland Camerons I have read the trilogy twice since and while I am slightly less idealistic, I still enjoy this historically set fiction which in [...]


  3. As you all know, I love Scottish history I ve read a lot of books pertaining to the 1745 Jacobite Rising, and this is one of the most accurate novelizations that I ve had the pleasure to come across Broster infuses so much humanity into her characters, both good and evil, that you find yourself crying, laughing, hating, and desperately wanting to charge Culloden Moor with the clans The story doesn t end with Cumberland s butchery either, but continues to follow each character many years down the [...]


  4. D.K Broster does an amazing job taking us back in time to the Jacobite era, blending history, adventure and fiction The well developed characters become much loved friends through the development of classic themes such as love, honour and friendships While the written language of the books may be a bit dated, this does not detract from the story in any way, in fact it serves to carry us back in time and makes the reader begin to appreciate good literature Any fans of Diana Gabaldon s Outlander s [...]


  5. I think I ve read at least the first of these in the dim and distant past but they passed across my desk today and I really will have to read them again Culloden Highlanders kilts what can I ask




  6. I preferred parts two and three as The Flight of the Heron was a summary of the Jacobite Rising of 1745 than an original story Written in 1920 s, the language felt even dated than this


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