Nigel Tranter
Nigel Tranter (1909-2000) was a Scottish historian and author. He was born in Glasgow and attended George Heriot’s School in Edinburgh. Nigel went onto become an accountant, working for his uncle’s company, the Scottish National Insurance Company. He served as part of the Royal Artillery during World War II, serving in East Anglia. As an author, Nigel is perhaps best known for his historical fiction and non-fiction, focusing on books on castles and Scottish history. He also wrote adventure, western and children’s novel as well as books on travel.

Nigel Tranter became a published author in 1935 with the non-fiction book The Fortalices and Early Mansions of Southern Scotland, 1400-1650. His debut as a novelist came in 1937 with the novel Trespass. Below is a list of Nigel Tranter’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of MacGregor Trilogy Books


MacGregor's Gathering(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Clansman(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gold For Prince Charlie(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Master Of Gray Trilogy Books


Lord and Master(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Courtesan(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Past Master(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bruce Trilogy Books


The Steps To The Empty Throne(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Path of the Hero King(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Price of the King's Peace(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Montrose Books


The Young Montrose(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Montrose, The Captain-General(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of House Of Stewart Trilogy Books


Lords of Misrule(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Folly of Princes(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Captive Crown(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of James V Trilogy Books


The Riven Realm(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
James By the Grace of God(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rough Wooing(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mary Stewart Trilogy Books


Price of a Princess(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lord in Waiting(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Trespass(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mammon's Daughter(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Harsh Heritage(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eagle's Feathers(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Watershed(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gilded Fleece(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Delayed Action(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tinker's Pride(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flight of Dutchmen(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Island Twilight(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Man's Estate(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Colours Flying(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Root and Branch(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stone(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chosen Course(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fair Game(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Freebooters(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High Spirits(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fast and Loose(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tidewrack(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bridal Path(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cheviot Chase(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ducks and Drakes(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Queen's Grace(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Night Riders(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rum Week(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rio d'Oro(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
There Are Worse Jungles(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Coffin(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Enduring Flame(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Balefire(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spaniards' Isle(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Behind the Curtain (1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Flockmasters(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nestor the Monster(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spanish Galleon(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Birds of a Feather(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Deer Poachers(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kettle of Fish(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Drug on the Market(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Something Very Fishy(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Give a Dog a Bad Name(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chain of Destiny(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silver Island(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pursuit(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stake in the Kingdom(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cable From Kabul(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fire and High Water(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lion Let Loose(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tinker Tess(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Douglas(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To the Rescue(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wisest Fool(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wallace(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Border Riding(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Macbeth The King(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Margaret The Queen(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
David The Prince(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
True Thomas(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Patriot(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lord of the Isles(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unicorn Rampant(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Columba(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flowers of Chivalry(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mail Royal(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Warden of the Queen's March(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kenneth(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crusader(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Children of the Mist(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Druid Sacrifice(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tapestry of the Boar(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Highness in Hiding(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Honours Even(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Rage of Regents(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poetic Justice(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Marchman(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lion's Whelp(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High Kings and Vikings(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Flame for the Fire(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword of State(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Envoy Extraordinary(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Courting Favour(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The End of the Line(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Admiral(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Triple Alliance(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Islesman(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Right Royal Friend(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marie and Mary(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hope Endures(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Fortified House In Scotland Non-Fiction Books


The Fortified House in Scotland(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fortified House in Scotland, Volume I(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fortified House in Scotland, Volume II(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fortified House in Scotland, Volume III(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fortified House in Scotland, Volume IV(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fortified House in Scotland, Volume V(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Queen’s Scotland Non-Fiction Books


The Heartland(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eastern Counties(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Northeast(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Argyll and Bute(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Fortalices and Early Mansions of Southern Scotland, 1400-1650(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pegasus Book of Scotland(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Outlaw of the Highlands: Rob Roy(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Land of the Scots(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Portrait of the Border Country(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Portrait of the Lothians(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nigel Tranter's Scotland(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scottish Castles: Tales and Traditions(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Travellers' Guide to the Land of Robert the Bruce(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Story of Scotland(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Footbridge to Enchantment(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
More Tales and Traditions of Scottish Castles(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Outlaw of the Highlands: Rob Roy was also published as Rob Roy MacGregor.

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Nigel Tranter Synopsis: The Gilded Fleece by Nigel Tranter is a story set in Wester Ross in 1809, when the fear of a Napoleonic invasion was widespread and raising meat and wool prices caused many landowners to begin clearing the highlands for sheep farming. Adam Metcalfe is sent to work as Deputy Factor of Menardmore on the estate of Lord Alcaster.

Tinker’s Pride is a standalone title by Nigel Tranter. When a Highland estate changes hands, there is trouble brewing for Alastair MacIver, a tinker who lives off the land in the remote valleys of his ancestors. The new laird is not about to let a tinker hunt and fish at his expense, and their conflict leads to a spell in the local jail for Alastair.


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