Charles Maclean


Born
in Argyll, Scotland
October 31, 1946

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Charles Maclean is the author of crime thrillers, and has also written about the Scottish countryside and other non-fiction.

He is the son of Sir Fitzroy Maclean – an Etonian, brilliant linguist, near-legendary adventurer, war hero, diplomat and author of Eastern Approaches. Charles Maclean is something of an adventurer himself, and certainly in his own literary journey. His first job was helping set up the Ecologist magazine; he also worked on a ranch, and as a merchant seaman. His 1972 book, St Kilda: Island on the Edge of the World, is an evocative study of the island that has never been out of print. Other successes as a non-fiction writer included 197
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The Watcher

3.74 avg rating — 620 ratings — published 1982 — 14 editions
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St. Kilda: Island on the Ed...

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Home Before Dark

3.74 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 2009 — 9 editions
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The Silence: Silence

2.90 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1997 — 4 editions
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The Wolf Children

3.83 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1978 — 3 editions
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Scottish Country

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A Little Book of Scottish C...

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Clans and Tartans

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Clan Almanac

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Balmoral: A Highland Estate

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“If we don't take risks in life, the price can sometimes be far higher.”
Charles Maclean, Home Before Dark

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