Balefire by Nigel Tranter

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Marcus Woodhouse
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Balefire by Nigel Tranter

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First published 1953, republished 2003 by B&W Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1 873631 05 7. Set during the immediate aftermath of the Battle of Flodden in 1513 in the debatable lands of the Scotish/English border. Think Sir Walter Scott meets Mills and Boon and you have an idea of the flowery writing (and plot as well). i was beginning to get a bit interested in the Tudor period but this and the last work of fiction I read has gone and put me off again.
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I've only read a couple Trantors when I was a teenager and could never realy get into the since.
I was introduce to this one bloke said he was realy into Scottish history and how many Nigal Trantors had I read, of coarse he was delighted as he had read more than me.
But could I persuade him that these weren,t history but romantic fiction.
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I find that a number of WOTR era reenactors regard the Sunne in Splendour by that Sharon p woman as being Gospel truth as well. :?
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