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The Scottish Prisoner
The Scottish Prisoner: A Novel | Diana Gabaldon
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Includes a preview of the new novel in the Outlander series.London, 1760. For Jamie Fraser, paroled prisoner-of-war in the remote Lake District, life could be worse: Hes not cutting sugar cane in the West Indies, and hes close enough to the son he cannot claim as his own. But Jamie Frasers quiet existence is coming apart at the seams, interrupted first by dreams of his lost wife, then by the appearance of Tobias Quinn, an erstwhile comrade from the Rising. Like many of the Jacobites who arent dead or in prison, Quinn still lives and breathes for the Cause. His latest plan involves an ancient relic that will rally the Irish. Jamie is having none of ithes sworn off politics, fighting, and war. Until Lord John Grey shows up with a summons that will take him away from everything he lovesagain.Lord John Greyaristocrat, soldier, and occasional spyfinds himself in possession of a packet of explosive documents that exposes a damning case of corruption against a British officer. But they also hint at a more insidious danger. Time is of the essence as the investigation leads to Ireland, with a baffling message left in Erse, the tongue favored by Scottish Highlanders. Lord John, who oversaw Jacobite prisoners when he was governor of Ardsmiur prison, thinks Jamie may be able to translatebut will he agree to do it?Soon Lord John and Jamie are unwilling companions on the road to Ireland, a country whose dark castles hold dreadful secrets, and whose bogs hide the bones of the dead. A captivating return to the world Diana Gabaldon created in her Outlander and Lord John series, The Scottish Prisoner is another masterpiece of epic history, wicked deceit, and scores that can only be settled in blood.From the Hardcover edition.
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Hot weather has finally said goodbye. Citrus are back in the Limonaia. I have my Fridstool back. Limonaia & Fridstool; words I learned from reading. "Fridstool is a seat of refuge, of sanctuary." My Fridstool is my Yoga Mat. ?‍♀️
#fridstool #limonaia #myhappyplace

Crinoline_Laphroaig Limonaia becomes a Cactus house in the Summer. Fall through Spring it's home to 4 Lemon trees, 4 Limes and various plants that can't survive winter in Oklahoma. Limonaia - "a garage-sized room on the side of the house once used for storing pots of lemons over the winter." ??? 1mo
ChasingOm Lovely! I have the same refuge on my mat. 🧘🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig @ChasingOm It's been a crazy few days. Getting back on my mat this morning truly saves me. 1mo
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ApplesandSpindles
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First purchase from the new bookstore in my town!

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StephanieMarie
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For #booked2019 Despite the name, a good portion of this is #setinIreland I ❤ the Lord John series!

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Yay!!! Well done 💚 10mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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That‘s all I can come up with for #musicalnewyear ..a #ringofkeys on the book cover! 😄 #cantgetmyjuicesflowing

Cinfhen Works for me 🔐 10mo
vivastory That works! 10mo
CarolynM #unpopularopinion I prefer the Lord John stories over the Outlander series 10mo
Cathythoughts I love it ! Great cover 👍🏻♥️ 10mo
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KtheBookwyrm
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I can‘t believe I put this off for so long. Despite not being a Claire and Jaimie story, I still loved this book. I‘ll be the first to admit to not being the biggest fan of John grey, which is why I haven‘t read any of the other Lord John novels. I may actually look into those now.

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KtheBookwyrm
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I‘ve never read this? It‘s only been on my shelf for ages so this is getting read before the end of the year.

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Loric
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Part of the Lord John series, this makes for a great companion novel for fans of Diana Gabaldon and her Outlander series. Set in 1760, the events that unfold in this story fall chronologically around the midpoint of her 3rd novel, Voyager, filling in some of the cracks of the years Jamie and Claire lived apart. Not as rich in history as some of her books, this story is full of political conspiracy, espionage, murder and swashbuckling adventure.

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ErinSueMreads
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This weekends #bookhaul ! Denver public library puts on a great June sale every year! But hubs and I had to make a deal. He says I can buy all the books i want as long as I get rid of one item for each book brought into the house....🤯 #library #househubsphoto #hoarder #craftshitfordays

minkyb Seems severe but it will prove to be a good practice in the long run! 1y
ErinSueMreads Hahaha it's necessary @minkyb 1y
Geeklet What‘s that Star Trek book? I loved those books so much when I was younger. 1y
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5280reader Bummed I was out of town for the sale... the trade off was getting to visit Powell‘s in Portland! 1y
ErinSueMreads Ohhhh I just added Powell‘s to a bucket list of literary landmarks to visit! How was it??? @5280reader 1y
ErinSueMreads @Geeklet it‘s the very first one for Next Gen! It‘s called encounter at far point station! 1y
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Karionie
Le prisonnier cossais | Diana Gabaldon
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Loved this book when I read it in English, et je l'aime aussi en français.

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Anotheropenbook
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"I heard you went to Ireland...I haven't seen it in many years. Is it still green then, and beautiful?

Wet as a bath sponge and mud to the knees but, aye, it was green enough."

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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@RealLifeReading #booktober #favoritefriendships Jamie Fraser a devout Catholic Scottish Rebel and John Grey an English Aristocrat Military man who is gay. Such unlikely friends, e.g., broken arms, captor/prisoner, man crush, yet out of that grows respect and a lifelong friendship. Such Loyalty.

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StellaDz
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My photo for the #augustphotochallenge #augustofpages today! Met Diana Gabaldon today at The Fergus Scottish Festival, and got her autograph for the tagged book! Was so excited!!! She is elegant as always! But a #uniquefact about me: I'll be going on 29 years of living a healthy and amazing life with Type 1 Diabetes! My insulin pump is also featured in the photo 😉

@TheSpinecrackersBookClub

BooksTeasAndBookishThings So jealous!!! 😍 3y
StellaDz @BooksTeasAndBookishThings it was amazing!!! Very quick but just awesome to be in the same room with her, let alone have a quick hello and photo with her! 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Oh my goodness, I bet! I wonder how much is in that Woman's head. I read all that history in her books on top of the fiction itself, and I think she must have all kinds of things jumbling around at any given point. 3y
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StellaDz @BooksTeasAndBookishThings it was so awesome to hear about her writing technique. She doesn't do rough drafts, zero outline and she writes in pieces depending on what she's inspired by. Then she pieces it all together and comes up with these amazing books! Plus: no research assistant! Amazing!! 3y
StellaDz @TheSpinecrackersBookClub thanks! Total fan girl moment! 😃 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings That is awesome! I knew she was a genius, but I am really impressed by that 😊 3y
StellaDz @BooksTeasAndBookishThings that she is! Absolutely mind-blowing! 3y
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Meg11726
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Part of the lord John Grey series (#3) but I read throughout the regular outlander series. It doesn't include Claire so you can read it whenever. Makes you love Jamie even more!