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En There are some mentions of second sight and THAT SORT OF THING IN THE BOOK BUT REALLY sort of thing in the book but really s so small that I don t think you d be justified in skipping it because of thatBook that I don t think you d be justified in skipping it because of thatBook Inter library loansee The Daughter of Time by Josephine TeyI hadn t ever read this one before and nfortunately I made the mistake of looking p the title character on Wikipedia I read the last thirty pages or so with tears streaming down my face Set in the 1670 s 80 s it follows the life of John Graham of Claverhouse Viscount Dundee "a Scottish general who supported James IIVII after the Glorious Revolution But Hugh "Scottish general who supported James IIVII after the Glorious Revolution But Hugh narrator emerges from the background to become just as important as Graham Beautifully written Jan 2010 It is very sad but descriptive This is a great if slightly depressing read well it is Scottish history so what can you expect Bonnie Dundee was John Graham of Claverhouse 1648 1689 the Scottish soldier who led the first Jacobite prising against William of Orange who took the British throne from his father in law King James II after defeating him at the Battle of the Boyne. Battles that would decide the fate of his king and country and that were harrowing than he could have imagined Most of all it meant leaving Darklis the beautiful mysterious girl who shared his secrets and his love close. Hugh Harriot sets down "the memories of his youth serving John Graham of Claverhouse in a Scottish burr and vernacular that "memories of his youth serving John Graham of Claverhouse in a Scottish burr and vernacular that his voice to ring inside your head I liked this book it s charming and different from anything I ve read before It has the feel of folk lore and an ever so slight pinch of fairy tale I enjoyed the young man Hugh s hero worship for Claverhouse as well as his love for his horse and his dog Rosemary Sutcliff is a nimble and ick story teller I will try her again She s capable of creating vivid images and a memorable story with few words and within few pages This is a ick read at just over two hundred pages but adds another perspective to what I ve already read on the period I recently read Civil Blood by Meredith Stephure which covers the Glorious Revolution in greater detail and clarity I don t think reading Bonnie Dundee immediately after Civil Blood is necessarily the best order to enjoy this book Unfortunately I found that the redundancy detracted a bit from the experience by Rosemary Sutcliff Well Rosemary Sutcliff did it again In her marvel. When young Hugh Herriot first met John Graham of Claverhouse the legendary heroic leader of the King's cavalry in Scotland he knew his life would never be the same Some said Bloody Claver'se was in league with the devil. Bonnie DundeeLous way she spun a beautiful tragic story out of a fairly obscure historical event In this case it was the life of John Graham of Claverhouse also known "as Bonnie Dundee He was Scottish and loyal to James II and VII even after the "Bonnie Dundee He was Scottish and loyal to James II and VII even after the Revolution The story is told from the point of view of Hugh Herriot his follower and servant Dundee himself emerges as an extremely likable figure but Hugh s own story is just as fascinating Although the period 1670s 80s roughly is much later than most of Sutcliff s books she displays the same grasp of the historical events as well as personalities I always enjoy her detailed and loving descriptions of the countryside and Dundee certainly delivered on this In addition she was able to catch the Scottish voice without resorting to The Essence Of Chaos unreadable dialect a la George MacDonaldAs a side note I lookedp John Graham on Wikipedia while reading the book which was a mistake so don t do it Anyway it turns out that he was descended from Richard III who happens to be one of my favorite Misunderstood Historical Figures which just made me love him ev. But Hugh was determined to follow the dashing soldier anywhere Joining Claverhouse Bonnie Dundee meant turning against his own family religious rebels called Covenanters who were terrorizing the land It meant fighting. .