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White Cockades: An Incident of the "Forty-Five"

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White Cockades: An Incident of the "Forty-Five" by Edward Irenaeus Prime-Stevenson is a riveting historical novel that transports readers back to the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. Through the eyes of the protagonist, Donald Macleod, we witness the tumultuous events that unfold as Bonnie Prince Charlie attempts to reclaim the British throne.

Prime-Stevenson's vivid descriptions and attention to detail bring this turbulent period in Scottish history to life. The reader is taken on a journey filled with political intrigue, betrayal, and ultimately, hope for a better future.

The characters in this novel are well-developed and engaging, particularly Donald Macleod who is torn between loyalty to his clan and his desire for freedom. The author expertly weaves together the personal struggles of the characters with the larger historical context, creating a rich tapestry of emotion and conflict.

Overall, White Cockades: An Incident of the "Forty-Five" is a captivating read that will appeal to fans of historical fiction. Prime-Stevenson's storytelling is masterful, and the novel's themes of loyalty, courage, and resilience will resonate with readers long after they've finished the book.

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In the aftermath of the 1745 Jacobite uprising, the young Andrew Boyd meets a fugitive from the redcoats, a man whom Andrew soon grows to admire. Andrew and his father take the man in, but then the redcoats arrive to search the house... Besides being a historical adventure this reads, to a modern reader, as a sweet gay romance, though it's not explicit. Indeed the author was gay himself and anonymously recommended his own book as an example of homoerotic fiction in The Intersexes, his 700-page defense of homosexuality under another pen name. - Summary by Elin

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