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A Game of Sorrows: Alexander Seaton 2 Paperback – 1 January 2011

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'A fine, rich, beautiful historical thriller - literate, engaging and moving' Manda Scott.--Manda Scott

'A substantial story, well researched, never slackening pace' Scotsman.--Scotsman

'Combines the ironclad plotting of Sansom with the artful recreation of Mantel' Independent.--Independent

'MacLean has the first-rate historical novelist's gift... communicates her passion for the period without downplaying its brutishness' Daily Telegraph.--Daily Telegraph


Pacy and literate. Such is the quality of the recreation, not only of the reeking ebb and flow of everyday life but also of the period mindset that it's easy to believe Satan is walking abroad ... accomplished and thought-provoking - Guardian

Richly laden with historical detail but MacLean wears her scholarship lightly. Flashes of humour ensure that the sympathy remains with Seaton, an entertaining narrator. An absorbing foray into Scottish history - Times Literary Supplement

The vivid evocation of a particular time and place by an author whose uncle was Alistair MacLean and who is herself a historian specialising in 16th and 17th century Scotland. She has used her gifts to the full to create a truly memorable and exciting read - Historical Novels Review

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Quercus; 1st edition (1 January 2011)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 416 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1849162441
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1849162449
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.21 x 2.9 x 19.81 cm
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