A Cruel Courtship

A Cruel Courtship

(The Margaret Kerr Trilogy: III): a compelling medieval Scottish mystery from much-loved author Candace Robb


Fans of Ellis Peters, S J Parris, Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell will love this enthralling and engrossing medieval mystery from much-loved author Candace Robb. Bringing the sights and sounds of thirteenth-century Scotland to life, this will have you hooked from page one!

'This is history as it should be told!' -- Good Book Guide
'Candace Robb Brings history to life' -- Aberdeen Press & Journal
'A superb historical novel from a most interesting and unknown period' -- ***** Reader review
'History and mystery at their best' -- Northern Echo

1297: Passionate, brave and fiercely loyal, Margaret Kerr - a young woman estranged from her husband - is determined to play her part in saving Scotland from the hammer of Edward Longshanks - King of England and would-be King of the Scots. And so she travels to Stirling to discover why the informer upon whom the Scottish rebels depend has become unreliable.

It is an important and difficult mission, for he who holds Stirling Castle holds Scotland, and with fresh English recruits marching forth, a bloody battle for the castle is imminent.

As the Scots prepare to cast off the English yoke once and for all, Margaret soon realises she can trust no one, not even her closest friends. Is she prepared to give her life for her country?


  • Thirteenth-century Edinburgh comes off the page cold and convincing - most enjoyable
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About the author

Candace Robb

Candace Robb has read and researched medieval history for many years, having studied for a Ph.D in Medieval and Anglo-Saxon Literature. She is the author of the acclaimed Owen Archer novels and the Margaret Kerr Mysteries.
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