This is a beautiful, moving tale from the best-selling author of the Flashman Papers.
To the young Lady Margaret Dacre, raised in the rich security of Queen Elizabeth's court, the Scottish border was a land of blood and brutal violence, where raid and murder were commonplace, and her broad inheritance lay at the mercy of the outlaw riders and feuding tribes of England's last frontier.
Beyond the law's protection, alone but for her house servants and an elderly priest, she could wait helpless in her lonely manor or somehow find the means to fight the terror approaching from the northern night!
Praise for George MacDonald Fraser: "Thanks to Fraser's passion for history, his rare gift for rattling narrative and his infectious delight in robust, rollicking language, we can rejoice in a work of genius worthy of being ranked with - there can be no higher accolade." (P. G. Wodehouse, Daily Telegraph)
"As well as providing a fine assortment of treats, George MacDonald Fraser is a marvellous reporter and a first-rate historical novelist." (Kingsley Amis)
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