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  • The Wallace: Scotland's Greatest Hero | Nigel Tranter

    The Wallace: Scotland's Greatest Hero

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Nigel Tranter
    • Narrated By Michael Elder
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    William Wallace is accepted as an even greater hero than King Robert the Bruce; he is Scotland's most honoured son, a patriot unrivalled. Bruce fought for a throne; Wallace fought for the nation's freedom with nothing wanted for himself. Terribly, Wallace paid the price, as this story relates.

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  • The Bruce Trilogy 1: The Steps to the Empty Throne | Nigel Tranter

    The Bruce Trilogy 1: The Steps to the Empty Throne

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Nigel Tranter
    • Narrated By Michael Elder
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    The compelling story of Scotland's hero-king who, tutored and encouraged by the great William Wallace, united his despairing people in a deadly fight for the throne and national survival. In the first of this best selling trilogy, Nigel Tranter charts these turbulent years, revealing the flowering of Bruce's character, sustained by a passionate love, not only of his land and people, but....

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  • Footbridge to Enchantment | Nigel Tranter

    Footbridge to Enchantment

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Nigel Tranter
    • Narrated By Nigel Tranter
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    The personal anecdotes and reminiscences of Nigel Tranter round the shores of Aberlady Bay, where he does his daily walking and writing. Chapters include: "Two Paths to Enchantment", "Flotsam and Jetsam", "Boundless Dune Counrty", "The Belligerent Swan", "Puzzles of the Tide's Edge", "A Canine Optimist", "In Search of Jovey Gray", "Flights of Freedom", and "Threats of Flooding".

  • Tales and Traditions of Scottish Castles | Nigel Tranter

    Tales and Traditions of Scottish Castles

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Nigel Tranter
    • Narrated By Nigel Tranter
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    Alive with anecdote, this is a wonderful companion for anyone who enjoys Scotland's heritage and tales of its gaunt and shadowy ruins.

    SandieRS says: "Will put you to sleep!"
  • The Bruce Trilogy 3: The Price of the King's Peace | Nigel Tranter

    The Bruce Trilogy 3: The Price of the King's Peace

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Nigel Tranter
    • Narrated By Michael Elder
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    The compelling story of Scotland's hero-king who, tutored and encouraged by the great William Wallace, united his despairing people in a deadly fight for the throne and national survival. In the third of this best selling trilogy, Nigel Tranter charts these turbulent years, revealing the flowering of Bruce's character, sustained by a passionate love, not only of his land and people, but

  • The Bruce Trilogy 2: The Path of the Hero King | Nigel Tranter

    The Bruce Trilogy 2: The Path of the Hero King

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Nigel Tranter
    • Narrated By Michael Elder
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    The compelling story of Scotland's hero-king who, tutored and encouraged by the great William Wallace, united his despairing people in a deadly fight for the throne and national survival. In the second of this best selling trilogy, Nigel Tranter charts these turbulent years, revealing the flowering of Bruce's character, sustained by a passionate love, not only of his land and people, but.

  • More Tales and Traditions of Scottish Castles | Nigel Tranter

    More Tales and Traditions of Scottish Castles

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Nigel Tranter
    • Narrated By Nigel Tranter
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    Alive with anecdote, this is a further wonderful companion for anyone who enjoys Scotland's heritage and tales of its gaunt and shadowy ruins.

  • The Stone | Nigel Tranter

    The Stone

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Nigel Tranter
    • Narrated By Andrew Dallmeyer
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    Plundered from Scotland by Edward I in 1296, the Stone of Destiny lay beneath the Coronation Chair in Westminster Abbey for 700 years. For centuries, rumour and speculation have surrounded the origins of this legendary symbol of Royal power. Was this the real Stone, or merely a 13th-century fake?

    Jeanie says: "The legend lives on..."
  • Macbeth: The King: Part 1 | Nigel Tranter

    Macbeth: The King: Part 1

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Nigel Tranter
    • Narrated By John MacIsaac
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    Nigel Tranter introduces his tremendous novel of the true Macbeth and his struggle to make and save a united Scotland, of his devotion to the greatly-wronged young woman, Gruoch, of the humane laws they sought to establish, the battle he was forced to fight against Malcolm Canmore, the ancient Celtic Church he supported against the threat of Rome, and the price he paid.

  • Tinker's Pride | Nigel Tranter

    Tinker's Pride

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Nigel Tranter
    • Narrated By James Bryce
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    Tinker's Pride is a story of the power of wealth and privilege, set against one man's pride in his native land. Told with an unrivalled understanding of the Scottish Highlands and their people, Nigel Tranter's evocative tale of West Highland life before the Second World War is both compelling and deeply moving.

  • Macbeth: The King: Part 2 | Nigel Tranter

    Macbeth: The King: Part 2

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Nigel Tranter
    • Narrated By John MacIsaac
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    Nigel Tranter introduces his tremendous novel of the true Macbeth and his struggle to make and save a united Scotland, of his devotion to the greatly-wronged young woman, Gruoch, of the humane laws they sought to establish, the battle he was forced to fight against Malcolm Canmore, the ancient Celtic Church he supported against the threat of Rome, and the price he paid.

  • Dark Island | Nigel Tranter

    Dark Island

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Nigel Tranter
    • Narrated By John Maclsaac
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    Dark Island begins as the Napoleonic wars are drawing to a close. The year is 1815. On the battlefield near Waterloo, a surgeon-major in the Highland Brigade tends the mortally wounded padre.

    When the wars are over, to honour a promise to his dying friend, Aeneas Graham, the surgeon journeys to a remote Hebridean island called Erismore.

  • Highness in Hiding | Nigel Tranter

    Highness in Hiding

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Nigel Tranter
    • Narrated By Andrew Dallmeyer
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    Here is a dramatic account of Prince Charles in the seven months after the battle of Culloden. Throughout the Summer of 1746, he was a refugee in the Hebrides, hunted by the British Naval forces with a price of £30,000 on his head.

  • The Queen's Grace | Nigel Tranter

    The Queen's Grace

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Nigel Tranter
    • Narrated By Andrew Dallmeyer
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    Here's a gripping story of deadly rivalry and bloodly conflict, evoking all the intrigue and drama that characterised the life and violent times of Scotland's most celebrated monarch.

  • Macbeth: The King: Part 3 | Nigel Tranter

    Macbeth: The King: Part 3

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Nigel Tranter
    • Narrated By John MacIsaac
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    Nigel Tranter introduces his tremendous novel of the true Macbeth and his struggle to make and save a united Scotland, of his devotion to the greatly-wronged young woman, Gruoch, of the humane laws they sought to establish, the battle he was forced to fight against Malcolm Canmore, the ancient Celtic Church he supported against the threat of Rome, and the price he paid.

  • Nestor the Monster | Nigel Tranter

    Nestor the Monster

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 56 mins)
    • By Nigel Tranter
    • Narrated By Jan Moffat
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    Ken Rutherford believes in the Loch Ness Monster, and what's more he believes he can find it. While on holiday with his parents he sets out to do just that. He needs the help of his friend Fiona MacBride if he's going to have any chance of success, and when she agrees to come along, the hunt for the monster is on.

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