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Queen Macbeth: Darkland Tales

by Val McDermid

Hardback (unsigned) £12
Published 2nd May 2024
Signed first edition £12
First edition, first printing, signed by the author
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Description

Shakespeare fed us the myth of the Macbeths as murderous conspirators. But now Val McDermid drags the truth out of the shadows, exposing the patriarchal prejudices of history. Expect the unexpected …

A thousand years ago in an ancient Scottish landscape, a woman is on the run with her three companions – a healer, a weaver and a seer. The men hunting her will kill her – because she is the only one who stands between them and their violent ambition. She is no lady: she is the first queen of Scotland, married to a king called Macbeth.

As the net closes in, we discover a tale of passion, forced marriage, bloody massacre and the harsh realities of medieval Scotland. At the heart of it is one strong, charismatic woman, who survived loss and jeopardy to outwit the endless plotting of a string of ruthless and power-hungry men. Her struggle won her a country. But now it could cost her life.

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Queen Macbeth: Darkland Tales
by Val McDermid

ISBN
9781846976759

Publisher
Birlinn General

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
May 2, 2024

Dimensions
19.8cm x 12.9cm x 1.8cm