Sequel to The Black Douglas, this story of love, jealousy
and dynastic rivalry between the Stuarts and the Douglas’ is told in the first
person by ‘Maid’ Margaret Douglas.
“Mr Crockett has developed his tale of love and fighting with much skill and ingenuity. His tales are spun ‘straight from the reel.’ The love story and the tale of intrigue and bloodshed are developed with the skill of an old literary hand. Not for a moment does the story sag or flag; the art of Mr Crockett carries the reader with ease and interest from page to page and although the book is a long one, it is without the slightest difficulty that one goes to the end, not skipping a single page or paragraph. The thing is closely knit.”
In the sequel to The Black Douglas, the story is told as a confidential first person narrative by Margaret Douglas, remembering her life as a young woman. This unashamed fictionalisation of ‘The Maid of Galloway’ reveals a young, spoilt and petulant woman. The story thrives on excitement and adventure and charts the downfall of James II from an amusingly domestic point of view. The siege of Thrieve is wonderfully brought to life and interesting interpretations of the legendary cannon Mons Meg and events at the siege of Roxburgh thrill the reader till the final page.
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