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Historical Novels

Rambaud: first blood in Austria, Moscow; a city disfigured

By Anna Mundow
December 19, 2004

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Sir Walter Scott has a lot to answer for. In 1817, he wrote "Rob Roy," the first kilts 'n' cudgels historical novel to inspire countless phony Scots, from Queen Victoria waddling around Balmoral in her tartans to Mel Gibson running amok in "Braveheart." (Full article: 827 words)

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