The Pretender's Lady (Hardcover)

A Novel

By Alan Gold

Yucca, 9781631580482, 376pp.

Publication Date: July 21, 2015

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Paperback (3/20/2018)

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Description

From the author of The Last Testament comes the true love of Bonnie Prince Charlie, her adventures in America and her lasting legacy.

In the page-turning popular genre trail-blazed by Antonia Fraser and Phillippa Gregory, The Pretender’s Lady, Alan Gold’s meticulously researched novel, accurately opens history’s pages on a peerless woman who helped change the course of history and whose legend lives on in Scotland today—Flora MacDonald.

She was the most famous Scotswoman of her day, single handedly saving Bonnie Prince Charlie. This is her fictionalized life story—her relations with the Prince, her flight to America, Ben Franklin’s influence, and her return to Britain to lobby for peace

But what’s hidden from history, revealed now for the first time in Gold’s dazzling new work of fiction, is the result of Flora’s and Charlie’s love: a beautiful and talented boy raised on an American farm. But only she knows his true heritage and his claim to the world’s greatest throne. And only the genius of Ben Franklin understands how to use this naïve boy to change the history of America.

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About the Author

Alan Gold is an influential columnist for the Spectator, the Australian and other magazines. He appears regularly in the media as a commentator on human rights and international politics. Gold's previous works include the internationally-successful The Jericho Files, as well as the bestseller The Lost Testament. He currently lives in Sydney, Australia with his family.


Praise For The Pretender's Lady: A Novel

"Flora MacDonald is a heroine for all ages... lusty, brave, scandalous, and, until Gold's novel, forgotten."–Bryce Courtenay, author of The Power of One

"Alan Gold's wonderfully-researched and immensely-readable book, The Pretender's Lady, puts my ancestor, Flora, right back where she belongs—as one of the most important figures in Scottish history."–Finlay MacDonald, Edinburgh, Scotland

"Flora MacDonald is a heroine for all ages... lusty, brave, scandalous, and, until Gold's novel, forgotten."–Bryce Courtenay, author of The Power of One

"Alan Gold's wonderfully-researched and immensely-readable book, The Pretender's Lady, puts my ancestor, Flora, right back where she belongs—as one of the most important figures in Scottish history."–Finlay MacDonald, Edinburgh, Scotland