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Subject: Nigel Trantor Anyone?
Date Posted: 5/17/2008 12:07 PM ET
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Has anyone else read anything by Nigel Trantor? He writes great historical fiction about Scottish leaders and Scottish history in general. I absolutely loved his Bruce trilogy and The Black Douglas and have several of his books wish listed. They are a lot harder to find in the US, I bought most of mine in Scotland.

Date Posted: 5/17/2008 2:46 PM ET
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Nigel Tranter  also wrote Westerns and Children's books!

I have some of his books on my TBR, but have not dove in as of yet.

Date Posted: 5/17/2008 3:16 PM ET
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I read The Bruce Trilogy and loved it. I tried the MacGregor trilogy, but I couldn't get into it. It read like a Western to me. I have a few of his books, though. So someday I'll give them a try.

Every once in awhile a lot of Trantor's books come up for auction on eBay.


Date Posted: 5/17/2008 6:23 PM ET
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Yep, I"ve read Margaret the Queen and Marie and Mary.  I've got quite a few others in my tbr.

Linda S. (thk) - ,
Date Posted: 5/19/2008 5:54 PM ET
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I have several of his somewhere in my packed boxes, but have not read them yet.  He has several on the Crusades, and that sounded intriguing to me.

Date Posted: 5/20/2008 10:36 AM ET
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I have a couple of them, but haven't gotten to them either.  I have the Bruce trilogy and one other trilogy, but can't remember which one.