Scottish Historical Fiction

Scotland was the birthplace of historical fiction with the romantic stories of Sir Walter Scott giving the world a picture of a wild and brave land. His genre was developed by Stevenson with classics such as Kidnapped, and continued in the 20th century by Dorothy Dunnett and Nigel Tranter.


A Douglas! A Douglas!

Patrick M. Kane


Book cover for A Flame for the Fire A Flame for the Fire

Nigel Tranter

David Kennedy of Carrick and his relationship with King James IV.


A Folly of Princes

Nigel Tranter


A Rage of Regents

Nigel Tranter


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George MacDonald Fraser


Black Douglas

Nigel Tranter


Black Dwarf

Sir Walter Scott


Bride of Lammermoor

Sir Walter Scott


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Neil M Gunn


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Dorothy Dunnett

Vol 7 of the House of Niccolo series


Chain of Destiny

Nigel Tranter


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Dorothy Dunnett

Lauded by France for his victories, Lymond is forced to come to terms with his origins and his unconsummated marriage, while his oldest enemy plots his downfall and death.


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Nigel Tranter

The battle for survival of the McGregor clan in the 16th century.


Columba

Nigel Tranter


Courting Favour

Nigel Tranter


Crusader

Nigel Tranter


Daisy's Wars

Meg Henderson


David the Prince

Nigel Tranter


Doom Castle

Neil Munro


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Nigel Tranter


Book cover for Flash for Freedom! Flash for Freedom!

George MacDonald Fraser

Volume 2 of the Flashman Papers and our hero is involved in the West African slave trade.


Book cover for Flashman Flashman

George MacDonald Fraser

The initial volume in The Flashman Papers.


Book cover for Flashman and the Angel of the Lord Flashman and the Angel of the Lord

George MacDonald Fraser

The 10th volume in the series sees Harry involved in the American Civil War


Book cover for Flashman and the Dragon Flashman and the Dragon

George MacDonald Fraser

The 8th volume of the Flashman Papers sees Harry in China


Book cover for Flashman and the Mountain of Light Flashman and the Mountain of Light

George MacDonald Fraser

Volume 9 and Harry Flashman is in India at the time of the first Sikh Wars


Book cover for Flashman and the Redskins Flashman and the Redskins

George MacDonald Fraser

Flashman Papers volume 7 involved the 7th Cavalry as Harry gets mixed up in the Battle of the Little Big Horn.


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George MacDonald Fraser

The Flashman Papers Vol 11 contains three episodes.


Book cover for Flashman at the Charge Flashman at the Charge

George MacDonald Fraser

Volume 4 of the Flashman Papers recounts Harry's participation in the Charge of the Light Brigade.


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George MacDonald Fraser

Harry Flashman's secret agent activities produce the Indian Mutiny in Volume 5 of the Flashman Papers


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George MacDonald Fraser

The Abyssinian War is the scene for Harry's latest intrigues in Volume 12 of the Flashman Papers


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George MacDonald Fraser

From a game of cricket to Madagascar via the vice dens of Chinatown, Harry Flashman adopts his usual caddish approach in Volume 6 of the Flashman Papers


Flowers of Chivalry

Nigel Tranter


Game of Kings

Dorothy Dunnett

The outlawed Francis Crawford has just returned to Scotland from Europe determined to clear his name.


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Dorothy Dunnett

Vol 8 of the House of Niccolo series


Guy Mannering

Sir Walter Scott


Heart of Midlothian

Sir Walter Scott


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Nigel Tranter

The end of the first Millenium and the land that will become Scotland is under constant threat of Viking raid and invasion.


Highness in Hiding

Nigel Tranter


Honours Even

Nigel Tranter


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Nigel Tranter

Nigel Tranter's last novel concerns Thomas Hope.


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Margaret Elphinstone


Ivanhoe

Sir Walter Scott


John Splendid

Neil Munro


Kenilworth

Sir Walter Scott


Kenneth

Nigel Tranter


Book cover for Kidnapped Kidnapped

Robert Louis Stevenson

One of the most famous adventure stories ever written


Kidnappit

Robert Louis Stevenson


King Hereafter

Dorothy Dunnett

The story of Earl Thorfinn of Orkney as he tries to create a unified country of Alba of which he will be king - King Macbeth.


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Margaret Elphinstone


Lion Let Loose

Nigel Tranter


Lord in Waiting

Nigel Tranter


Lord of the Isles

Nigel Tranter


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Nigel Tranter


MacGregor's Gathering

Nigel Tranter


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Nigel Tranter


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Nigel Tranter


Book cover for Niccolo Rising Niccolo Rising

Dorothy Dunnett

Claes is a orphaned dyeyard apprentice, but behind his dimpled smile is concealed an intricate and subtle mind which soon brings him to the attention of bankers and politicians across Europe.


Old Mortality

Sir Walter Scott


Past Master

Nigel Tranter


Book cover for Pawn in Frankincense Pawn in Frankincense

Dorothy Dunnett

Lymond must travel the Mediterranean to find his son and to kill the man who threatens him.


Poetic Justice

Nigel Tranter


Price of a Princess

Nigel Tranter


Queens' Play

Dorothy Dunnett

Lymond must adopt a disguise to protect the infant Queen Mary in the decadent court of France. But the disguise may prove a dangerous one for him as he struggles to find the plotters who would kill her


Quentin Durward

Sir Walter Scott


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Dorothy Dunnett

Vol 3 of the House of Niccolo series


Redgauntlet

Sir Walter Scott


Right Royal Friend

Nigel Tranter


Rob Roy

Sir Walter Scott


Rob Roy MacGregor

Nigel Tranter


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George MacDonald Fraser

Volume 2 of the Flashman Papers. Harry is in Europe crossing swords with Otto von Bismark.


Ruby

Meg Henderson


Saint Ronan's Well

Sir Walter Scott


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Dorothy Dunnett

Vol 4 of the House of Niccolo series


Second Sight

Meg Henderson


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Dorothy Dunnett

Vol 2 of the House of Niccolo series As Nicholas begins to take the lead in exploring the world of trade and finance he travels to the Byzantine city of Trebizond in search of knowledge, riches and his missing step-daughter.


Stake in the Kingdom

Nigel Tranter


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Nigel Tranter


Tapestry of the Boar

Nigel Tranter


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Nigel Tranter


The Antiquary

Sir Walter Scott


The Apple: Crimson Petal Stories

Michel Faber

Another helping of Sugar, and find out what happened to Sophie ...


Book cover for The Bruce Trilogy The Bruce Trilogy

Nigel Tranter


The Candlemass Road

George MacDonald Fraser


The Captive Crown

Nigel Tranter


Book cover for The Disorderly Knights The Disorderly Knights

Dorothy Dunnett

Francis Crawford travels to Malta and finds the Knights of St John facing as many dangers from within as from the Turkish invasion fleet. Dangers which follow him home to Scotland.


Book cover for The End of the Line The End of the Line

Nigel Tranter


The Gathering Night

Margaret Elphinstone

A compelling family drama of love and loss, set deep in our stone age past Between Grandmother Mountain and the cold sea, Alaia and her family live off the land.


The Islesman

Nigel Tranter


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Nigel Tranter


Book cover for The Lost Glen The Lost Glen

Neil M Gunn


The MacGregor Trilogy

Nigel Tranter


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Nigel Tranter


The New Road

Neil Munro


The Pyrates

George MacDonald Fraser


The Queen's Grace

Nigel Tranter


The Reavers

George MacDonald Fraser


Book cover for The Ringed Castle The Ringed Castle

Dorothy Dunnett

Emotionally damaged after his traumas in Istanbul Lymond is taken to Russia where he becomes the favourite of the Tzar - Ivan the Terrible.


The Sea Road

Margaret Elphinstone


The Stewart Trilogy

Nigel Tranter


The Wallace

Nigel Tranter

The story of Scotland's national hero and a man who inspired the cause of freedom all over Europe


The Wisest Fool

Nigel Tranter


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Dorothy Dunnett

Vol 6 of the House of Niccolo series


True Thomas

Nigel Tranter


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Dorothy Dunnett

Vol 5 of the House of Niccolo series


Unicorn Rampant

Nigel Tranter


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George Mackay Brown

Ranald's story takes us from Orkney to various other Norse influenced lands such as Iceland and Ireland.


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Margaret Elphinstone


Waverley

Sir Walter Scott


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Janet Paisley

A romantic tale of a high-spirited highland chief's daughter who must lead her clan into allegiances and troubled times as the Jacobite Rebellion gathers momentum.


 

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