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The Black Douglas

The Black Douglas [Kindle Edition]

S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett , Frank Richards
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

About the Author

Samuel Rutherford Crockett (1860-1914), was a Scottish novelist. He graduated from Edinburgh University in 1879. After some years of travel he became in 1886 minister of Penicuik. In that year he produced his first publication, Dulce Cor, a collection of verse. He eventually abandoned the Free Church ministry for novel-writing. The success of J. M. Barrie and the Kailyard school of writing had created a demand for stories in Lowland Scots when Mr Crockett published his successful story of The Stickit Minister in 1893. It was followed by a rapidly produced series of popular novels frequently featuring the history of Scotland or with his native Galloway. His works include The Men of the Moss Hags (1895), Cleg Kelly and the Grey Man (1896), The Surprising Adventures of Sir Toady Lion (1897), The Red Axe (1898), The Black Douglas (1899), Kit Kennedy (1899), Joan of the Sword Hand and Little Anna Mark (1900), Flower o' the Corn (1902) and Red Cap Tales: Stolen from the Treasure Chest of the Wizard of the North (1904).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 443 KB
  • Print Length: 116 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004UK3PDA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,196 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 30 Sep 2013
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Very well written and founded on historical facts, which have been well researched. Paints a very good picture of Galloway at that time in history.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Really out of my time 16 Sep 2013
By dobie
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Could not get on with it. Was dated and the language was distracting. Gave up after a short time could not persevere.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a good read. 1 Sep 2013
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Crockett is a very good author whose descriptions are very much to my liking; I wish there were others like him!
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4.0 out of 5 stars 14th century murder and ultimate revenge 26 May 2014
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Melding actual historical events with contemporary beliefs this is a stirring tale ranging from the borders of Scotland to the dark hidden castles in France where revenge for misdeeds and betrayal is taken.
The loyal retainers of the Black Douglas are not to be slighted in pursuing their vengence, even against the unatural forces of evil they find at their goal.
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