Walter Scott was obsessed with the traditional tales of Border lands and the exploits of his ancestry, as he loved and lived through stories - they were vital to his sense of place and sense of self. His novels and poems reveal his view of history and the influences that made him. There was also the story he told of himself and his life story, written after his death by his son-in-law, and the reminiscences of those who knew him. All contribute to his legend. Eileen Dunlop looks at the truth behind the legend to find Scott the man as well as Scott the writer.
Eileen Dunlop is the author of over 20 novels and non-fiction titles for children, and of two other biographies published by NMSE: Robert Louis Stevenson: The Travelling Mind (2008) and Queen Margaret of Scotland (2005).
Pedigree/Fathers and Sons/College Wynd/Borderlands/No Fixed Address/High School Yards/Wars and Peace/A College Boy/The Writer's Apprentice/A Man of Law/First Loves/The Lieutenant of Horse/Charlotte/Getting Forward/A Modern Bard/Friends and Family/Rivals/The Leeside of Prudence/The Great Unknown/Books, Byron and a Football Match/Changing Horse/Old Mortality/The Honours of Scotland/Breaking the Circle/The Third Son/The Chevalier's Heir/A House of Dreams/Dark Days/Tales of a Grandfather/Past and Present/Reform/A Voyage Out/A Life in Story