Mary McGrigor’s The Great Sur­vivor is re­leased

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Loch Awe au­thor Mary McGrigor has re­leased her his­tor­i­cal epic, The Great Sur­vivor: The Amaz­ing Es­capes of James VI of Scot­land and I of Eng­land.

Hav­ing grown up in a 15th-cen­tury Scot­tish cas­tle, Mary McGrigor was in­spired to her love of his­tory. Mar­ried at 20 to Sir Charles MacGre­gor, she be­came in­volved in farm­ing and breed­ing High­land ponies in Ar­gyll.

The lit­tle-known story of the Laird of Drumquhas­sle tells the story of how a lonely lit­tle boy, de­prived of all nat­u­ral af­fec­tion, be­came the saga­cious ge­nius who steered the coun­tries of his king­dom safely through Euro­pean con­flicts.

The lat­est in a se­ries of his­tor­i­cal bi­ogra­phies, McGrigor chron­i­cles James VI and I’s tenac­ity and ec­cen­tric­ity, avoid­ing var­i­ous as­sas­si­na­tion at­tempts, and play­ing off his en­e­mies to achieve his aims and guide his coun­tries.

The Great Sur­vivor: The Amaz­ing Es­capes of James VI of Scot­land and I of Eng­land by Mary McGrigor was pub­lished on Fri­day Novem­ber 30 and is avail­able on Austin ma­cauley.com and Ama­zon.co.uk

The Great Sur­vivor: The Amaz­ing Es­capes of James VI of Scot­land and I of Eng­land by Mary McGrigor.

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