THE KILLING OF THE RED FOX An Investigation into the Appin Murder

Author: Carney (Seamus)
Year: 1989
Publisher: Lochar Publishing (Scotland)
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F/F
ISBN: 9780948403156
Price: 6.00
Hardback. It is around 5.30pm in the afternoon on the 14th of May 1752. Four men slowly make their way through Lettermore Wood on a remote hillside in Appin, Argyll. In a few moments, one of them - Colin Campbell of Glenure, the Red Fox - lies bleeding to death in the heart of Stewart country. A manhunt ensues and his murder becomes the biggest scandal of its time. But why? How could such a solitary criminal act become so notorious and later inspire Robert Louis Stevenson to write 'Kidnapped' and 'Catriona'? Who killed Glenure and why did his murder plunge clan society in Western Scotland into one of its darkest periods? Vengeance, clan hatred, conspiracy - which one? An intensive study into this incident which continued to perplex generation after generation who longed to know only one thing...who really did kill the Red Fox? Illus., The Main Characters in 1752, Conclusion and Bibliog. 194pp. 8vo. h/back. F. in F. protected dw.


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