ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: September 1, 2006
Bonnie Prince Charlie and All That
By (author) Allan Burnett; Edited by Scoular Anderson
“Bonnie Prince Charlie And All That” is a real-life adventure packed with historical facts about Britain’s royal rebel. Join the dashing Prince on a dangerous mission to win back his three kingdoms from the horrible Hanoverians. Scramble ashore in the Scottish Highlands and find out how Charlie uses his funny wig and fancy French accent to convince the warlike clans to follow him. Gallop into action as the Prince’s fierce Jacobite soldiers skewer his enemies and capture their castles. Find out where things start going wrong – and decide what to do if you were Charlie. Learn how dressing up like a girl helps the Prince avoid being turned into sausages by Butcher Cumberland. Smell the crackling gunpowder as Charlie and his clans charge into a showdown with their foes at the battle of Culloden – and find out what happens after the guns fall silent. Stuffed with superb illustrations, this brilliant book will have you bounding through the heather on an exciting escapade!
Allan Burnett was born on South Uist, and grew up on Benbecula in the Western Isles. He studied at the University of Edinburgh, gaining an MA honours degree in Scottish History, and an MSc (with distinction) in European nationalism and British constitutional identities. A freelance writer, he has also worked as a librarian, an archivist, a ‘ghost tour’ guide, deputy foreign affairs editor at the Sunday Herald and deputy editor for the Scottish Standard. He now lives in Glasgow. Scoular Anderson is one of Scotland’s best known illustrators. He has written over seventy books (including 1314 And All That and 1745 And All That, both published by Birlinn) and has also illustrated a huge number of books by other authors. He lives in Dunoon.