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An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part VII – The Waverley Novels continued.

19 Oct

An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part VII – The Waverley Novels continued. St Ronan’s Well Meg Dods, a sentimental virago, keeps a rundown inn in a derelict Tweedale village, while the young Laird is living way beyond his means. When a nearby spring becomes a Spa, life changes as a hotel and a troop […]

Abbotsford re-opens 4th July 2013

3 Jul

Her Majesty the Queen is to officially reopen the former home of author Sir Walter Scott in the Scottish Borders after its multi-million pound restoration. The royal visit will take place on 3 July, the day before Abbotsford House reopens to the public. Read more at Abbotsford Browse Walter Scott Books For Sale

An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part VI – The Waverley Novels continued

28 Mar

An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part VI – The Waverley Novels continued The Pirate The novel is set in Orkney and Shetland in 1689, the plot hinges on an illicit relationship, and is driven by dark men twisted by their criminality, an obsessed woman searching for her lost son, and the murderous rivalry of […]

An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part V – The Waverley Novels continued

26 Feb

An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part V – The Waverley Novels continued Ivanhoe Ivanhoe, a trusted ally of Richard-The-Lion-Hearted, returns from the Crusades to reclaim the inheritance his father denied him. He defends Rebecca, a vibrant, beautiful Jewish woman, against a charge of witchcraft – but it is Lady Rowena who is his true […]

An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part IV – The Waverley Novels continued

7 Nov

An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part IV – The Waverley Novels continued Tales of My Landlord The Tales of My Landlord series was not advertised as “by the author of Waverley” but these novels are always included in The Waverley Novels Collections. Tales of My Landlord, 1st series The Black Dwarf Sir Edward Mauley […]

An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part III – The Waverley Novels, Introduction and The First Four Novels

22 Sep

An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part III – The Waverley Novels, Introduction and The First Four Novels Introduction The Waverley Novels are a long series of books by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832). For nearly a century they were among the most popular and widely-read novels in all of Europe. Because he did not publicly […]

An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part II – Scott the Poet.

14 Jul

An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part II – Scott the Poet. Sir Walter Scott entered literature through poetry and, absorbed as he was in folklore and the supernatural, he started his literary career by anonymously publishing in 1796 and adaptation of Ballads by G A Burger and in 1802-03, put out the Minstrelsy of […]

An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part I – A Short Biography.

27 Jun

An Appreciation of Sir Walter Scott Part I – A Short Biography. Sir Walter Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both […]