The Clansman

By Nigel Tranter,

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This is the second book in the trilogy of the MacGregor clan. It follows the dramatic days of the 1715 uprising when the MacGregors support a king without a crown. Rob Roy is declared an outlaw and leaves home to avoid disaster - but his family are attacked in his…

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I could feel the affection Nigel Tranter has for Scotland and its history as I followed Rob Roy's adventures in The Clansman, seeing the hero from a perspective depicted with humor, as a roguish fellow of somewhat less than stellar character with a lot of savvy and a lot of luck, rather than the stock Hollywood version of a purely innocent victim. I laughed and cheered for the man and his kinsmen. And for all Roy's imperfections, I would have loved to have known him.

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