The Ragged Lion

A Novel

Allan Massie

A fictional memoir of Sir Walter Scott, written by an acclaimed author and journalist; combines fact and fiction into a unique and fascinating portrait of one of Scotland's greatest writers.
Date Published :
September 2018
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ISBN : 9781846974557
Pages : 320
Dimensions : 7.85 X 5.1 inches
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In this critically-acclaimed fictional memoir of Sir Walter Scott, Allan Massie recreates the life and times of one of Scotland’s greatest writers,convincingly capturing Scott’s humour, stoicism and eccentricity. Combining imaginative plausibility with his own deep knowledge of and love forScott's work, Massie reveals the intimate thoughts of a man at odds with his popular image: good and courageous, but also an enigma to thosearound him.By turns a ghost story and an examination of the Scottish character, The Ragged Lion is utterly enthralling.

About The Author

Allan Massie CBE (born 1938) is a Scottish journalist, columnist, sports writer and novelist. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he has lived in the Scottish Borders for the last twenty-five years.


Massie captures Scott’s humour, and his tragic qualities and stoicism'

- The Evening Standard

Profoundly human . . . Massie is a novelist for grown-ups'

- The Spectator

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