Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley
By (author) Jenni Calder
1745. The year of the final Jacobite uprising. Edward Waverley, a naive, aristocratic English soldier is posted to Dundee as part of the Hanoverian army. He takes leave to visit the castle of his uncle’s Jacobite friend, Baron Bradwardine, in the lowlands of Scotland. Wild Highlanders visit the castle, and curiosity gets the better of Waverley. br>He travels north into the Scottish Highlands and the heart of the Jacobite rebellion and its aftermath. Our hero finds himself caught between the Jacobite clans and the Hanoverian regime, and between two women – the feisty Flora Mac-Ivor, sister of the clan chief, and the Baron’s quiet, demure daughter Rose. This edition of Sir Walter Scott’s classic novel of history and romance has been expertly reworked for modern audiences by Jenni Calder.
JENNI CALDER was born in Chicago, educated in the United States and England, and has lived in or near Edinburgh since 1971. After several years of part-time teaching and freelance writing, she worked in various roles at the National Museums of Scotland from 1978 to 2001, including Head of Museum of Scotland International. She has written and lectured widely on Scottish, English and American literary and historical subjects, and writes fiction and poetry as Jenni Daiches.