Courting Favour

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Hodder & Stoughton, Nov 22, 2012 - Fiction - 287 pages
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When his mother, the formidable Black Agnes, bequeathed him the troubled
earldom of Moray in the far north of Scotland, John Cospatrick, younger
son of the ninth Earl of Dunbar and March, found himself unexpectedly
elevated to become King David's lieutenant and arbiter up in those
unruly parts. At the age of 22, with no experience in matters of
governance, John's courage, sharp wit and skills of diplomacy served him
well in bringing the rebellious Lords of the Isles to heel.

However, the greatest test of his abilities as an envoy and negotiator
was to come when the new king, Robert II, sent him to London to seek to
win over the English king's brother, John of Gaunt, to friendship with

The fascinating 14th century tale of John, Earl of Moray, loyal
supporter of David II of Scotland, as told by Nigel Tranter, master of
Scottish historical fiction.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Dizzingly prolific Tranter (The Lion's Whelp, 1998, etc.) died last year, leaving a number of completed manuscripts to add to his nearly 90 published novels largely about Scotland. In this 14th ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Nigel Tranter is one of Scotland's best-loved writers. He has written over eighty novels on Scottish history.

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