THE HEPBURN by Jan Westcott

THE HEPBURN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An historical romance of the days of Scotland's James IV when border rogues were dirty traitors and dirty thieves to the established order of his father's reign, this has its full quota of action, the background of English-Scots relations, and deeds both foul and fair. With James' victory over his murdered father. Patrick Hepburn comes riding into the life of headstrong, imperious, Jane Gordon, and it is against this powerful, equally self willed lord of the border that she pits her stratagems, and to whom she finally suooumbs. It is the story too of her sister, Mary, who learns to love the English spy, Sir Mathew Craddook, but who marries the English pretender, Richard, and of James IV's love for Maggie Drummond, whose life is ended by poison. And naturally it is the story of treachery, dark dealings, bloody fights and courageous escapes. There's plenty melodrama here, and, with a fighting whirlwind of a heroine, Scotland and this period of its history takes on a popular, flashing, commercial aspect. By the author of The Border Lord (1946).

Pub Date: March 29th, 1950
Publisher: Crown