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Douglas, Hugh 1928-2003

Overview
Works: 26 works in 129 publications in 1 language and 2,631 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Composer
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Most widely held works by Hugh Douglas
Robert Burns, the tinder heart by Hugh Douglas( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Burns' attitude to love has been the subject of controversy for two centuries. Though the catalyst for much of his poetry, his sex life has often been denied, glossed over, even bowdlerized out of recognition." "In this new study, Hugh Douglas has sought out the truth about Burns to show, behind the usual portrayal, a man who was much less secure than his actions suggest, one for whom sex was an act of rebellion as well as of love. His peasant background was a shaping force in his attitude to women. Though amorous love was the impulse which drove his to verse, his love for his children usually transcended that for their mothers. Burns called himself an 'extravagant prodigal of affection', and Hugh Douglas here looks anew at that extravagance which shaped Burns' life and poetry. He traces his relationship with women from a loving apprenticeship at his mother's knee to Jean Armour, his loyal, supportive wife. He also examines Burns' many amorous adventures: Nelly Kilpatrick, his harvest-field partner, who first inspired him to write; Highland Mary Campbell; the enigma of 'E'; Peggy Chalmers, who rejected him; Clarinda, who always held back; and Maria Riddell, who came nearest to being his intellectual equal."--BOOK JACKET
The flight of Bonnie Prince Charlie by Hugh Douglas( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On July 1745 Prince Charles Edward Stuart, heir to the exiled Stuart dynasty, made landfall at Barra Head, the southernmost tip of the Outer Hebrides. For the 25-year-old prince, it was a day he had waited for all his life, and an historic moment, for it was the first time he had touched the soil of his native Scotland."--Jacket
Flora MacDonald : the most loyal rebel by Hugh Douglas( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On 28 June 1746 Flora MacDonald, with her 'maid' Betty Burke sailed over the sea to Skye. The 'maid' was Prince Charles Edward Stuart, a desperate fugitive from the forces of King George who were hunting him in the Hebrides following his flight after the disastrous defeat at the Battle of Culloden. Although reluctant at first to help him, Flora nevertheless ensured the Prince's escape." "'Her name will be mentioned in History' wrote Dr Johnson in 1773, and two centuries later it is for this one act that Flora MacDonald is remembered. Yet Flora's legendary part in Prince Charles Edward Stuart's attempt to win back the British crown is just one facet of this remarkable woman. She was not a simple Highland girl for whom this was her sole moment of courage and triumph, but unusually independent, intelligent and resourceful. Having suffered for helping the Jacobite prince in the Highlands, she travelled to London to order her finances, and when she and her husband decided to emigrate to America, it was she who made the arrangements for their children. In North Carolina she found herself caught up in the American War of Independence, facing hardship and turmoil again." "Based on new research in Scotland, North Carolina and Nova Scotia, as well as other sources, Hugh Douglas has built up a lively portrait of this engaging woman which sets Flora within the context of the cataclysmic events which engulfed her and the Highlanders in 1746 and America in the 1770s. In particular he has recovered those 'lost' years in America, building up from contemporary accounts and an examination of what has been written about other members of Flora's family, a meticulous and vivid portrait of her during those terrible years. A final chapter examines the legacy of the Flora MacDonald legend today and her current place within her clan and the people of Scotland and America." "The first biography of Flora MacDonald for a quarter of a century, illustrated with a wealth of contemporary paintings, documents and engravings, this highly readable and well-told account will be welcomed and enjoyed by the general reader, as well as being of interest to eighteenth century historians."--BOOK JACKET
Jacobite spy wars : moles, rogues and treachery by Hugh Douglas( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jacobite story is more than the tale of Bonnie Prince Charlie, his unlucky father and grandfather, and a handful of battles, it is also one of history's longest-running spy sagas. Jacobite Spy Wars unravels an unending intelligence war on and off the battlefield that drew in people from Sussex smugglers to Highland clansmen. Across Europe "moles" dug for secrets at every court, and kings, ambassadors, soldiers, cardinals and royal mistresses all took part. This booksheds light on the dark underbelly of the Jacobite century, and reflects the best an the worst, the triumph and the tragedy, of the moment
Robert Burns, a life by Hugh Douglas( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of the Burns country (and Galloway) by Hugh Douglas( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1975 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonnie Prince Charlie in love : the private passions of Prince Charles Edward Stuart by Hugh Douglas( )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Edward Stuart : the man, the king, the legend by Hugh Douglas( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The private passions of Bonnie Prince Charlie by Hugh Douglas( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burke and Hare; the true story by Hugh Douglas( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hogmanay companion by Hugh Douglas( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How many times have you wondered about the origins of New Year's Eve, or Hogmanay as the Scots term it? This book reveals all as Hugh Douglas takes the reader from the remotest beginnings of this festival through the more recent developments in the 18th and 19th centuries right up to the millennium. There are many surprises in store for the unwary reader. Why a tall dark stranger at midnight, why carrying a lump of coal and why can the first-foot never be a fair person no matter how firm a friend? How was the name derived? Is it from the French, Greek, Scandinavian, German or Flemish? What do
The underground story by Hugh Douglas( Book )

7 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A right royal Christmas( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Right Royal Christmas demonstrates that our present-day festival has much deeper roots than Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, who are usually given the credit for 'inventing' it - with a little help from Charles Dickens, of course. Through princely diaries, letters and journals, and the eyes of outside observers, this anthology eavesdrops on royal festivities over many centuries. Factual accounts are included alongside poetry, drama and novelists' imaginative re-creation of a mystery play and Henry VIII's boyhood..."--Publisher description
Johnnie Walker's Burns supper companion by Hugh Douglas( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hugh Douglas offers advice on organising a successful Burns Supper. He aims to pinpoint the many potential pitfalls that could confront even the most experienced organiser, while, at the same time, suggesting different ways to honour the immortal memory of Scotland's national bard"--Publishers website
Crossing the Forth by Hugh Douglas( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edinburgh by Hugh Douglas( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roderick Lawson of Maybole : a remarkable Victorian minister by Hugh Douglas( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roderick Lawson (183l-1907) was born at Girvan, Ayrshire. He was parish minister at Maybole from 1863-1897. He became a teacher at Bainsford and later at Blantyre. He taught the children and produced the "Shorter Catechism" which was "the cornerstone of learning for every child in the Church of Scotland in those days."
Burke and Hare by Hugh Douglas( Book )

3 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Burns supper companion by Hugh Douglas( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minishant is a bonnie wee place by Henrietta Douglas( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The flight of Bonnie Prince CharlieFlora MacDonald : the most loyal rebelJacobite spy wars : moles, rogues and treacheryThe private passions of Bonnie Prince CharlieThe Hogmanay companionA right royal Christmas
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English (120)