The Wolf of Dalriada

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Gaelic calls spin a web through the mist in arcs of soft sound. Fear unsteadies the unseen flocks on the scrub heather hillside as men and dogs weave a trap around them in the darkling night. Once the flocks are penned, then the lanterns are turned towards the south. The watchers wait in silence.

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It is 1793… As Europe watches the French Revolution’s bloody progress, uneasy Scottish landowners struggle to secure their wealth and power. And, in Dalriada  – the ancient Kingdom of Scotland - fractured truths, torn loyalties and atrocities are rife. Can anyone ride the maelstrom of these dangerous times? Only, it seems, Malcolm Craig Lowrie, the legendary Wolf of Dalriada.

In remote Argyll, people cry out to the young laird for protection against the evil of the Clearances. But he is also drawn into the tragedy of the beautiful Frenchwoman, Adelaide de Fontenoy, staked as a child on the turn of a card and now living in thrall to her debauched captor, Sir William Robinson.

Can the Wolf of Dalriada safeguard his people? Can the Wolf defeat enemies who, like the spirit of Argyll’s Corryvreckan Whirlpool, threaten to engulf them all?

Written with a blend of mysticism and intrigue, the psychological realism of the characters is exhibited in their reaction to savage cultural change. ‘The Wolf of Dalriada’ is a historical novel that will be enjoyed by fans of Philippa Gregory and Hilary Mantel.

PUBLISHED 28th November 2016
ISBN 9781785899904

Date Title Tag (if Necessary) Author(s) Publisher (UK) Publisher US

1716

A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland Martin Martin

1775

Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland Samuel Johnson Penguin Books 1984 Penguin Putnam Peter Levi

1786

The Journal of a tour to the Hebrides James Boswell

1790

Letters written in France to a Friend in England Containing Various Anecdotes relative to the French Revolution Helen Maria Williams Broadview Literary Texts Neil Fraistat & Susan S Lanser

1792

A Journal of the Terror Jean-Baptiste Clery & Abbe de Firmont The Folio Society 1955 Sidney Scott

1794

The Journal of a Spy in Paris During the Reign of Terror January – July 1794 Raoul Hesdin Bibliobazaar CRL Fletcher

1963

The Highland Clearances John Prebble Penguin Books

1964

Paris in The Terror Stanley Loomis J B Lippincott Company

1968

The Life and Times of Robespierre Portraits of Greatness Luigi Mario Pizzinelli Paul Hamlyn Paul Hamlyn Enzo Orlandi

1969

Daily Life in England in the Reign of George III Andre Parreaux

1987

The Auld Scots Tongue Cleishbotham the Younger Lang Syne

1989

The Oxford History of the French Revolution William Doyle Oxford
1993 (Revised) The Lonely Lands A Guidebook to Argyll . . . Tom Atkinson Luath Press Ltd

1994

A Walk to the Western Isles AfterBoswell and Johnson Frank Delaney HarperCollinsPublishers

1993

Paris An Architectural History Anthony Sutcliffe Yale University Press

1996

The Archaeology of Skye and the Western Isles Ian Armit University of Edinburgh

2003

The Magical Crone Celebrating the wisdom of later life Jennifer Reif and Marline Haleff Citadel Press

2004

Perdita The Life of Mary Robinson Paula Byrne Harper Perennial

2006

Queen of Fashion What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution Caroline Weber Picador

2009

The Lore of Scotland A Guide to Scottish Legends Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill Random House Books

2012

Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen Sarah Jane Downing Shire Library

2015

Landmarks Robert Macfarlane Hamish Hamilton

2016         The Highland Clearances Eric Richards.     Birlinn