The Wild Island



✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ The Wild Island By Antonia Fraser ✸ – E17streets4all.co.uk Here, Jemima Shore, investigator and TV personality, arrives at Inverness Station for a Highland holiday The sun is shining Paradise, she thinks But at that moment, she hears a voice All this way for Here, Jemima Shore, investigator and TV personality, arrives at Inverness Station for a Highland holiday The sun is shining Paradise, she thinks But at that moment, she hears a voice All this way for a funeral So begins an adventure far removed from Jemima s visions of heather covered hills, crystal clear streams, romantic men in kilts, fairy tale castlesInstead, she is plunged into the strange world of the aristocratic Beauregard family with its tensions, its jealousies, and its violence, in many ways a primitive world dominated by the land and The Wild eBook Á its possessing The setting is The Wild Island itself, sometimes enchanting, but too often frighteningly remote the streams, not silvery, but brown and sinister her holiday home, with its disturbing, sometimes terrifying, influences the people the dashing war hero Colonel Henry and his sons, the forthright old priest Father Flanagan, Bridie the family servant, Clementina the wayward heiressnone of them quite what they seemAnd then there is the specter of the Scottish freedom fighters, in the shape of the self styled army of the Red RoseIt all adds up to a brilliantly told story of mystery and intrigue on The Wild Island.The Wild Island

Antonia Fraser is the author of many widely acclaimed historical works, including the biographies Mary, Queen of Scots a th anniversary edition was published in May , Cromwell Our Chief of Men, King Charles II and The Gunpowder Plot CWA Non Fiction Gold Dagger St Louis Literary Award She has written five highly praised books which focus on women in history, The Weaker Vessel Women s Lot in Seventeenth Century Britain Wolfson Award for History, , The Warrior Queens Boadecia s Chariot, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Marie The Wild eBook Á Antoinette The Journey Franco British Literary Prize , which was made into a film by Sofia Coppola in and most recently Love and Louis XIV The Women in the Life of the Sun King She was awarded the Norton Medlicott Medal by the Historical Association in Antonia Fraser was made DBE in for her services to literature Her most recent book is Must You Go , celebrating her life with Harold Pinter, who died on Christmas Eve She lives in London.

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader plunged into the strange world of the aristocratic Beauregard family with its tensions, its jealousies, and its violence, in many ways a primitive world dominated by the land and The Wild eBook Á its possessing The setting is The Wild Island itself, sometimes enchanting, but too often frighteningly remote the streams, not silvery, but brown and sinister her holiday home, with its disturbing, sometimes terrifying, influences the people the dashing war hero Colonel Henry and his sons, the forthright old priest Father Flanagan, Bridie the family servant, Clementina the wayward heiressnone of them quite what they seemAnd then there is the specter of the Scottish freedom fighters, in the shape of the self styled army of the Red RoseIt all adds up to a brilliantly told story of mystery and intrigue on The Wild Island."/>
  • Paperback
  • 196 pages
  • The Wild Island
  • Antonia Fraser
  • English
  • 02 October 2019
  • 039333189X

10 thoughts on “The Wild Island

  1. says:

    Tartan Tragedy A tragedy indeed I ve read the first four chapters, got to page 36 and I hate it Really not my thing and life is too short so I am quitting this book It s actually an old murder series written in the 1970s I thought it all sounded wierdly dated when I started reading it The whole thing is a bit twee and not amazing I couldn t care less why that guy s been killed The Scots speak in a wierdly written Scottish dialect and it s all one step away from offering you a tin of s Tartan Tragedy A tragedy indeed I ve read the first four chapters, got to page 36 and I hate it Really not my thing and life is too short so I am quitting this book It s actually an old murder series written in the 1970s I thought it all sounded wierdly dated when I started reading it The whole thing is a bit twee and not amazing I couldn t care less why that guy s been killed The Scots speak in a wierdly written Scottish dialect and it s all one step away from offering you a tin of shortbread And the style and the main character has a taste of upper class snobbery and snooty ness Did I mention I haven t been enjoying this

  2. says:

    Jemima has dumped the loser from book one and is taking a holiday in the Highlands of Scotland Upon arrival in Inverness she discovers that her landlord has died and she has arrived in time for his funeral Suddenly she is mixed up with the Red Rose Society, a group bent on proving the Beauregards Jemima s landlords are the true heirs to the English throne through Bonnie Prince Charlie.More bodies pile up but in the end things fall into place.I really enjoy this series and will most certainly Jemima has dumped the loser from book one and is taking a holiday in the Highlands of Scotland Upon arrival in Inverness she discovers that her landlord has died and she has arrived in time for his funeral Suddenly she is mixed up with the Red Rose Society, a group bent on proving the Beauregards Jemima s landlords are the true heirs to the English throne through Bonnie Prince Charlie.More bodies pile up but in the end things fall into place.I really enjoy this series and will most certainly read

  3. says:

    Disappointing Weird mix of genres, and none of it very believable The biggest disappointment was in the lead character, Jemima Shore For someone who makes a living as an investigator What does she investigate No idea she was remarkably passive and incurious There is no hint of what might make her an interesting television personality, other than being telegenic, and half way through the book, she lost my sympathies completely view spoiler She falls into bed with a married man, pract Disappointing Weird mix of genres, and none of it very believable The biggest disappointment was in the lead character, Jemima Shore For someone who makes a living as an investigator What does she investigate No idea she was remarkably passive and incurious There is no hint of what might make her an interesting television personality, other than being telegenic, and half way through the book, she lost my sympathies completely view spoiler She falls into bed with a married man, practically under his wife s nose, and exhibits no shame or regret the next time she encounters the wife hide spoiler.The rest of the cast aren t much better, ranging from weird to deranged to dishonourable, and none of them seem very bright view spoiler The heiress accuses her uncle of murder, then a few days later wanders along a cliff edge in the fog with him hunting for her Not clever hide spoiler By the end, I was hoping the murderer would take out the whole lot

  4. says:

    A review on the book jacket admiringly compared Jemima Shore to a female James Bond single, drives a fast car, dresses well, drinks, and has gratuitous sex But I find her character less attractive because of these things Why does she have to act like a man I m not a prude, but the sleeping with married men bothers me.The mystery was interesting, though, and learned a lot about Scottish nationalism, although at times it was confusing.

  5. says:

    This was very mediocre book with an unlikable protagonist As with the first book in the series there are a series of murders that are not identified as such until almost the end of the book Jemima is not a strong character and her inclination to get involved with married men did not endear her to me This book for the most part bored me and the only reason I finished was because I wanted to see who the murderer was I would not recommend this book.

  6. says:

    Antonia Fraser trying to write a wild romance It s not that successful, to be honest Jemima, with her much vaunted intelligence, once again displays a solid lack of logical thinking and generally a fairly dull intellect None of the characters were especially engaging and the plot was rather dull.

  7. says:

    When you pick up a book called Tartan Tragedy in which the heroine is called Jemima, I suppose you know exactly what you are getting Cosy crime with a silly plot set in the Scotland of castles, kilts and murderous clans Quite diverting though A very light hearted read.

  8. says:

    Very atmospheric

  9. says:

    DNFThis book wasn t interesting, engaging or enjoyable Sorry just not my thing.

  10. says:

    Far fetched and weird but oddly entertaining.

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