Critical acclaim for Rosemary Goring's Dacre's War

Recent reviews for Dacre’s War:

‘Dacre’s War is an absorbing, dense read, packed with political twists. The Scottish Borders are superbly evoked – this is a land of constant fear and hardship, as well as great beauty. Highly recommended.’
- Antonia Senior, The Times

‘This sequel to After Flodden includes some of the same characters. It is 1523, and the territory is the Scottish Borders, a hotly contested and fought over spot for centuries. When Adam Crozier, head of a powerful local family, learns that Thomas Dacre, now Warden General of the English Marches, and an extremely powerful man himself, is responsible for his father’s death, the idea of vengeance becomes central in Crozier’s mind.
The blood feud bursts into flame once again, ten years after Flodden. Crozier is itching for some face-to-face combat, but his wife urges caution, so, instead, Crozier turns to subtle political machinations to engineer his enemy’s downfall, using the machinery of the English court against Dacre. This is a brilliantly researched and written piece of historical fiction set in the beautiful Scottish Borders, an area where peace didn’t stand much of a chance.’
_ The Good Book Guide

‘This vivid and fast-moving tale of political intrigue and heartache is a must read for history enthusiasts as well as those who love dark romance’
-Scottish Field

‘A fantastic read. Rosemary Goring skilfully and vividly recreates dangerous times on the Scottish Borders in the reign of Henry VIII. A really, gripping story.’
-Sarah Musk, Love Reading

‘A packed and atmospheric tale of intrigue and derring-do in 16th century border country, astoundingly well written with a cracking plot coming to a satisfying conclusion.’ – Sue Broom, Love Reading

‘History at its best, this novel from Rosemary Goring, is powerful, robust, absorbing, and a thoughtful documentation of the battles between England and Scotland, a must for all fans of Tudor history.’ – Sharon Lowe, Love Reading

‘A brilliant book, transporting me back to the 16th century Borderlands, combining fact and fiction in vivid descriptions, with believable characters and a fascinating plot! I loved it.’
-Margaret Freeman, Love Reading

From the Library – Orkney Library talks to the Scottish Review of Books

In Celebration of Libraries Week 2017, Scottish Review of Books talks to Louise Graham and the staff of Orkney Library about what makes their library tick

A Year of Spark - Bold Publishing Programme to mark the Centenary of Muriel Spark's birth

2018 is the centenary of Muriel Spark’s birth. One of the great writers of the 20th century, all 22 of her novels will be re-published by Polygon in a bold publishing move, A Year of Spark.

Independent Bookshops - Alexander McCall Smith

In the run up to Bookshop Day – 7 October 2017 – Alexander McCall Smith talks about the joy to be found within your local bookshop.