A battle lost. A daring escape. A long walk into obscurity. The ultimate failure….
In the aftermath of the disastrous Battle of Culloden, a lonely figure takes flight with a small band of companions through
the mountainous landscapes of the north-west Highlands of Scotland. His name is Charles Edward Stuart: better known
today as Bonnie Prince Charlie. He had come to the country to take the throne. Now he is leaving in exile and abject
In prose that is by turns poetic, comic, macabre, haunting and humane, multiaward-winning author Alan Warner traces
the last journey through Scotland of a man who history will come to define for his failure.