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The Raiders: Being Some Passages In the Life of John Faa, Lord and Earl of Little Egypt

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Caught up in the strife between smugglers on the Solway Coast and the gypsies of Galloway, young Patrick Heron is flung into a society of social outcasts, outlaws and downright murderers. But this world of moonlit confusion and bloody horror offers a kind of freedom, too, as Patrick travels far beyond the conventions of his day to enter a world made anew by fear and ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 28th 2002 by Canongate UK (first published 1893)
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The long time I took to read this book doesn't mean I wasn't enjoying it. This is a book to savor, not to hurry though when there's no time to read and you're actually doing something else also at the same time. Not the book to keep one eye open over while attempting to use it as relaxation material to go to sleep with. Not the book to curl up with on a rainy night with growls of thunder, as there are some spooky bits.

It's character-driven, while the plot meanders a bit. Actually, the raiders ar
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Samuel Rutherford Crockett was a Scottish novelist, born at Duchrae, Galloway, the son of a Galloway farmer.

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He was born at Duchrae, Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 24 September 1859, the illegitimate son of dairymaid Annie Crocket. He was raised on his grandfather's Galloway farm, won a bursary to Edinburgh University in 1876,[1] and graduated from there during 1879.[2]

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