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Flora Macdonald : "pretty young rebel" : her life and story / Flora Fraser.

Fraser, Flora, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 921 MAC (Text) 33500013736608 New Checked out 02/24/2023
Thief River Falls Public Library 921 MAC (Text) 35500006640245 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780451494382
  • ISBN: 0451494385
  • Physical Description: xviii, 264 pages, 24 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Flora Macdonald; Flora Fraser -- A fugitive prince : 1745-1746 -- Ill met by moonlight : June 1746 -- 'Great fears' : June 1746 -- 'A man in a woman's dress' : June 1746 -- 'Farewell to the lad' : July 1746 -- Prisoner on the furnace : July-August 1746 -- 'The famous Miss Flora Macdonald' : August-December 1746 -- High treason : January-July 1747 -- A Jacobite dowry : August 1747 -April 1751 -- Married life : April 1751- 1770 -- 'We have hardly what will pay our creditors' : 1771-1774 -- Cheek's Creek, North Carolina : 1774-April 1775 -- 'King and country' : April-June 1775 -- 'All killed or taken' : July 1775 -February 1776 -- 'Almost starved with cold to death' : February 1776-December 1779 -- 'All possible speed to the Highlands' : 1780-1785 -- Royal pensioner : 1785-March 1790 -- 'Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing' : the story.
Summary, etc.:
"A biography of Flora MacDonald, the woman who aided "Bonnie" Prince Charlie and inspired the "Skye Boat Song""-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 December #1
    "Has anyone ever remained so famous so long thanks to a single boat ride undertaken?" asks Fraser, who was named after the famous "young rebel" of the title. Songs, books, and poems have been written about Flora MacDonald; statues erected and portraits painted in her honor in Edinburgh, Oxford, London, and North Carolina. Fraser begins with Bonnie Prince Charlie, the fugitive prince who had a price on his head for his failed attempt to restore the Stuart monarchy to the British throne. MacDonald agreed to help him escape, disguising him as her Irish maid, "Betty Burke; they made their way on that famous boat ride to Skye. Her fame spread. In 1774, she and her husband, a captain in the British army, immigrated to North Carolina, and established themselves in the Scots colony. Soon they were embroiled in the Revolutionary War, her husband fighting for the crown. MacDonald eventually returned to Skye. Plagued by poor health and financial hardship, she died in 1790, still famous. Fraser's finely detailed and well-researched biography looks behind the legend to unveil a strong and determined woman. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

FLORA FRASER is the author of The Washingtons: George and Martha; Beloved Emma: The Life of Emma, Lady Hamilton; The Unruly Queen: The Life of Queen Caroline; and Princesses: The Six Daughters of George III. She lives in London.

Subject: MacDonald, Flora, 1722-1790.
Charles Edward, Prince, grandson of James II, King of England, 1720-1788 > Friends and associates.
Jacobites > Biography.
Women heroes > Scotland > Biography.
Scots > North Carolina > Biography.
Women American loyalists > North Carolina > Biography.
Scotland > History > 18th century.
North Carolina > History > Revolution, 1775-1783.

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