Praise & Press
The Daily Review
Braveheart through a glass darkly
REVIEWED BY KEN McGOOGAN, Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 10:37AM EDT
Not long ago, on the outskirts of Dryburgh in the Scottish Borders, I went hunting for a three-metre statue of William Wallace. After following a path through some woods, increasingly uncertain that I was in the right spot, I found the monument at the edge of a forest, gazing out over trees, fields and rolling hills. Why, I wondered, would anyone erect such an impressive statue out here, where few people would ever see it? Why not build it in nearby Selkirk, where tourists flock to visit the courtroom in which Sir Walter Scott presided?
Published Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010
Jack Whyte doesnt read from his epic historical novel The Forest Laird during busy, meet-and-greet book signings across the nation. Two months into a tour that has brought him to the Calgary Herald, the 70-year-old author claims he can quote from his...