More Tales and Traditions of Scottish Castles

  • by Nigel Tranter
  • Narrated by Nigel Tranter
  • 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Alive with anecdote, this is a further wonderful companion for anyone who enjoys Scotland's heritage and tales of its gaunt and shadowy ruins. Short stories inlcude: "Duart Castle and the Clan Spirit", "Fairburn Tower and the Brahan Seer", "Borthwick Castle under Assault", "Hermitage Castle and a Queen's Love", "Luffness Castle and the Locked Door", "Melgund Castle and the Marriage Stone", "Finavon Castle and the Tiger", "Rossend Castle and Poet's Licence", "Carnassery Castle and the Big Man", "Blackness Castle and its Prisoners", "Gilnockie Tower and Johnny", "Hawthornden Castle and a Queen's Tragedy", "Menstrie Castle and the Baronets", "Megginch Castle and the Secret Passage", "Duchray Castle and Two Commonwealths", "Pitreavie Castle and the Curse", "Neidpath Castle and the March", "Provan Hall and a King's Conscience", "Harthill Castle and the Arkward Laird", and "Dundarave Castle and the Changeling".


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Tales and Traditions of Scottish Castles

Nigel Tranter's gift for bringing Scottish history to life is demonstrated in this lively book which details 45 of the nation's castles with associated tales and traditions. With a broad geographical spread Tranter breathes life into many of Scotland's gaunt and shadowy ruins. . This book has short tales of the many Castles in Scotland - great little gossipy historic tales. The language used and the method of writing were different and it is very well narrated by Nigel Tranter .it took a few tales to get acquainted with it, I very much enjoyed the audio book. I absolutely loved this audio book. It was fresh and light, yet full of spice and all things of Scotland. Nigel Tranter takes different castles from all over Scotland and gives us a little sketch of the castle for one to visualize then some history and a tale or two about some of its owners or stories. I heard this audio book twice and completely loved it. You can also it in bits as you need a little story or like I did from cover to cover in one night because I enjoyed it so. Nigel Tranter gave us so many gifts in his historical novels and this is another fine addition to his legacy. This is two hour forty five minutes in length and very good sound quality and voice throw.

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- Lavina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-07-2008
  • Publisher: Tele-A-Vision Television