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Toon meer Toon minder. Samenvatting This novel tells the story of Francis Birken shaw, a young man from a good Border family, who grows up in Edinburgh determined to live a life of villainy and debauch ery. But his wild escapades soon force him to flee abroad. Reviews Schrijf een review. Kies je bindwijze Bekijk alle bindwijzen 8. Verkoop door bol.
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A Lost Lady
The Princes Cabinet of War. The Death of the Lord Lovat. The Temptation of Mr Francis. A Long Leavetaking. In the Nature of a Postscript. He wrote adventure novels, short-story collections and biographies. His passion for the Scottish countryside is reflected in much of his writing. Buchan's adventure stories are high in romance and are peopled by a large cast of characters.
A Lost Lady of Old Years
Buchan paints a picture of a young man, Francis Birkenshaw, the son of a good family, who nevertheless finds himself unsure of his place in the world. He falls prey to the lure of alcohol, women and the odd spot of fisticuffs in the local taverns. His desire for adventure brings him close to the borders of criminality resulting in him having to make a speedy escape from his hometown, leaving behind the staid career that had been mapped out for him.
Entrusted with an important task by Mrs Murray, he has a kind of epiphany inspired by her honour and virtue and begins to seek a different path in life. Carrying out the task he has been entrusted with and what follows bring him in close proximity to influential people and dramatic events in Scottish history, such as the Battle of Culloden.
This takes some getting used to and might prove problematic for some readers. I think it would also help to have some prior knowledge of the history of that period, particularly the Jacobite Rebellion.
Mine was only sketchy so I did have to do some research after reading the book to check how close the story sticks to historical fact. As far as the main characters go — John Murray of Broughton, Lord Lovat, etc — the answer is pretty close, although Francis Birkenshaw is an entirely fictional character.
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At the end of the book, both Francis and Margaret face a difficult moral choice between following their hearts or their consciences. Apr 24, Doug K rated it really liked it. The vacillations of the protagonist were unsettling but oddly realistic in retrospect.
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Buchan's other heroes tend to be steadfast and one thing all through. The partly rotten, partly admirable Francis is a stretch to the imagination and not what I expected. Personally I love the Scots dialect dialogues, it makes a fine music even when I don't understand a word, by turns stirring, sad and funny.
Jul 25, Alayne rated it liked it. Very wordy and with a huge assumption of knowledge of the Battle of Culloden and its befores and afters. Not as well known as John Buchan's other works, I suspect because it's not as good as they are. Borisbadenough rated it it was ok Jan 14, Tom Webster rated it it was amazing Jul 10, Helen Shepherd rated it it was ok Oct 10, Gordon Watson rated it really liked it Apr 03, Ringer rated it it was amazing Aug 12, Ella rated it did not like it Feb 10, Michael Hoskin rated it really liked it Nov 11, Nick rated it really liked it May 20, Andrew White rated it liked it Jan 22, Amanda rated it liked it Jan 18, Marvin rated it really liked it Oct 05, Judie rated it really liked it Aug 16,