Indianapolis New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1954. Book Club Edition. Cloth. 8vo, blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, archival "mylar"-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) depicting daring Flora MacDonald on her mount with other Scottish soldiers, blue map endpapers, 414 pages. Fine / Near Fine. Item #4184
Inglis Fletcher (1879 - 1969) was an American writer, lecturer, and explorer known for numerous novels and plays, especially her Carolina Series, which included: Lusty Wind for Carolina, Men of Albemarle, Raleigh's Eden, and THE SCOTSWOMAN. In 1996 she was inducted in the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame.
Flora MacDonald (1722 – 5 March 1790) was a member of the Macdonalds of Sleat, who helped Charles Edward Stuart evade government troops after the Battle of Culloden in April 1746. Soon arrested, she was released on general amnesty, when she and her husband, Allan MacDonald emigrated to North Carolina in 1773. Their support for the British government during the American War of Independence led to the loss of their American estates. Afterwards, they returned to Scotland, where Flora died in 1790.
SUPERIOR CONDITION internally & externally: about a fascinating and undaunted Scottish woman warrior. Dust jacket is slightly rubbed with some wear around its edges.