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The Highland Clans


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Preface: The Children of the Mist * 1. The Names of his Blood * 2. At First Light the Standards Gleamed * 3. Out of the Mouth of the Morning * 4. The Age of the Forays * 5. The Clans Daunted * 6. No Further Than Here * 7. Moments When Nothing Seemed Impossible * 8. Lochaber No More * 9. The Blood is Strong * 10. Camusdarroch * The Clans

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'A brisk and accessible guide to a thousand years of reiving and rivalry in the Highlands' The Scotsman

About the Author

Alistair Moffat is an award winning writer and journalist. He is the former director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has written over twenty books. Moffat was co-chairman and historian for the Great Tapestry of Scotland, a community arts project which produced the embroidered tapestry, designed by Andrew Crummy with contributions from around 1,000 stitchers from across Scotland. It was unveiled on 3 September 2013 at the Scottish Parliament.


'Full of character, combining proper research with a sure eye to what attracts and sustains an audience's attention ' - Scotland on Sunday
'Refreshing new material and commanding historical breadth in this lively and beautifully illustrated survey of 1,000 years of clancestry' - Country Life
'The best popular text of its kind ... Alistair Moffat is both a scholar and a writer in touch with ordinary folk. He deals with controversial topics expertly and keeps the facts in focus' - Scots Magazine
'An extraordinary achievement ... The Highland Clans drifts effortlessly between exceedingly good reference book and riproaring read' - Peeblesshire News

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