And an easier quiz this week…promise!
Cathy over at Cathy746 is hosting this challenge to read twenty books between 1st June and 4th September. My first list was a random bunch of 10 taken from my existing TBR, but for the second batch I decided to go for a theme. So today’s question is…
What do these books have in common?
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The Last Refuge by Craig Robertson – murder and nightmares on the Faroe Islands.
Waverley by Sir Walter Scott – love and war in the Jacobite Rebellions. Credited with being the first ever historical novel.
The Cone Gatherers by Robin Jenkins – an examination of good and evil and billed as a modern masterpiece.
The Redemption of Alexander Seaton by SG MacLean – historical crime set in 17th century Banff.
Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd – sex, scandal and spies in WW1 London and Vienna.
Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon – a woman torn between her passion for the land, her duty to her family and her love of books. The first book in Gibbon’s classic trilogy A Scot’s Quair.
In Another Light by Andrew Greig – love and scandal across generations in Penang and Orkney.
The Tender Herb by Lexie Conyngham – Book 6 in the Murray of Letho series. Historical crime this time set in Mughal India.
A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – the first ever appearance of Sherlock Holmes.
Docherty by William McIlvanney – Winner of the Whitbread Prize, one man against tradition in a working-class town in the west of Scotland.
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The prize for guessing correctly
a lovely plate of haggis and neeps and a wee dram of single malt.
The forfeit for guessing wrong
a deep-fried Mars Bar and a can of Irn Bru.