Robert the Bruce

King of Scots

James Robertson

Jill Calder's illustrations offer a fresh and vital perspective of this popular historical tale of The Bruce as told by James Robertson, one of Scotland's most significant modern writers. This graphic novel is to be published to coincide with the 700th anniversary of Battle of Bannockburn
Date Published :
October 2018
Publisher :
Contributor(s) :
Jill Calder
Illustration :
color illustrations throughout
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ISBN : 9781780275604
Pages : 64
Dimensions : 12.2 X 8.65 inches
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In this exciting and visually stunning book, the most talented Scottish novelist of his generation teams up with Jill Calder, whose bold and colourful illustrations are a perfect complement to one of the most dramatic tales in Scottish history. In addition to the big set pieces from the Bruce story - not least of course the Battle of Bannockburn - and the other famous elements - such as the murder of the Red Comyn and Bruce and the spider - book is full of accurate historical detail and imaginative touches which offer a fresh and vital perspective on one of the great heroes of Scottish history.

About The Author

James Robertson is a writer of the highest quality. His second novel, Joseph Knight, won the two major Scottish literary prizes In 2003/4 - the Saltire Scottish book of the year and the Scottish arts council book of the year. He has also published stories, poetry and anthologies. He was the Scottish Parliament's first writer in residence and lives in Angus.


A stunning new telling of the Robert the Bruce story'This unique book will enthral readers of all ages' - Scottish Field

- Avocado Sweet

This unique book will enthral readers of all ages

- Scottish Field

A gloriously illustrated picture-book version, with expertly concise text by one of Scotland's finest novelists

- The Herald

A lively pictorial account of the drama. Bolstered by Jill Calder's vibrant illustrations, it is as much for older children as adults, but avoids over-simplifying the battle and the complex factors that led to it

- The Lady

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