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A flame for the fire
Tranter, Nigel G., 1909-2000.
Publication Information:
London : Hodder & Stoughton, [1998]

Physical Description:
326 pages ; 22 cm
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Author Notes

Nigel Tranter was born in Glasgow, Scotland on November 23, 1909. He was educated at the George Heriot's School in Edinburgh and later trained as an accountant. He worked for his uncle's insurance company for ten years before joining the Royal Artillery during World War II. His first book, The Fortalices and Early Mansions of Southern Scotland, was published in 1935. He wrote over 120 works of historical fiction including Trespass and nonfiction including the five-volume The Fortified House in Scotland. He also wrote 14 westerns under the pen name Nye Tregold and 13 children's books. At one time, he had his own historical program on Scottish television entitled Towers of Strength. He died from the flu on January 9, 2000 at the age of 90.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

??ROMANCE The author of more than 80 historical novels, Tranter offers another expert and entertaining chronicle of sixteenth-century Scottish history. The story focuses on the adventures of David Kennedy, a loving family man who has become a great favorite of King James IV, a position of favor attributable to the fact that David's sister is the monarch's most favored royal mistress. As part of his duties as the king's trusted retainer, David participates in both negotiations and skirmishes on his behalf, and soon the personal and the public collide as tension between the Scottish royalty and England's King Henry of Tudor escalate. Anyone enamored of this oft-dramatized time and place will find Tranter quick and enjoyable reading. --Grace Lee