Nothing Left to Fear from Hell
From Shelf: The BA Christmas Catalogue.
In the aftermath of the disastrous Battle of Culloden, a lonely figure takes flight with a small band of companions through the mountainous landscapes of the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Award-winning author Alan Warner traces the last journey through Scotland of Bonnie Prince Charlie, a man who history will come to define for his failure.
A battle lost. A daring escape. A long walk into obscurity. The ultimate failure....
In the aftermath of the disastrous Battle of Culloden, a lonely figure takes flight with a small band of companions through the islands and mountains of the Hebrides. His name is Charles Edward Stuart: better known today as Bonnie Prince Charlie. He had come to the country to take the throne. Now he is leaving in exile and abject defeat.
In prose that is by turns poetic, comic, macabre, haunting and humane, multi- award-winning author Alan Warner traces the frantic last journey through Scotland of a man who history will come to define for his failure.
'Written in carefully crafted prose shot through with cleverly-deployed alliteration and assonance, this reimagining of Charles Edward Stuart's escape from Culloden is a triumph' - Stuart Kelly, The Scotsman