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Cross Stitch : Outlander Series : Volume 1 - Diana Gabaldon

Cross Stitch

Outlander Series : Volume 1

Paperback

Published: 1st September 1992
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CLAIRE RANDALL IS LEADING A DOUBLE LIFE. SHE HAS A HUSBAND IN ONE CENTURY - AND A LOVER IN ANOTHER...

On holiday with her husband just after the war, she walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands and into a violent skirmish taking place in 1743 A wartime nurse, Claire can deal with the bloody wounds that face her;it is harder to deal with the knowledge that she is in Jacobite Scotland and the carnage of Culloden is looming. Marooned amid the passion and violence, the superstition, the shifting allegiances and the fervent loyalties, Claire is in terrible danger from Jacobites and Redcoats - and from the shock of her own desire for a courageous renegade.

About the Author

Diana Gabaldon is the international bestselling author of five previous historical novels - Cross Stitch, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums Of Autumn and The Fiery Cross, and one work of non-fiction, Through the Stones. She lives with her family and a lot of other assorted wildlife in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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5.0

Outlanders inspiration

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from Barham

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      Comments about Cross Stitch:

      Loved the TV series and the book. Both fantastic!!

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      4.0

      A very well written book

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      from Hunter Valley, NSW

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        Comments about Cross Stitch:

        A well written book. Very explicit. Not for under 15's

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        5.0

        What a great read

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        from Mornington, Victoria

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          Comments about Cross Stitch:

          A great book and quick delivery.

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          5.0

          love this series!

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          from perth

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              Always great service

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              5.0

              my favourite series,

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              from tasmania

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                bought as a gift as I love the series & can't wait for the next book.

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                "Stunning" Los Angeles Daily News "Unusual and compelling" Library Journal "'Scotland's answer to Game of Thrones'" The Herald

                Diana Gabaldon

                Diana Gabaldon is the author of the award-winning, #1 NYT-bestselling Outlander novels, described by Salon magazine as "the smartest historical sci-fi adventure-romance story ever written by a science Ph.D. with a background in scripting "Scrooge McDuck" comics."

                The adventure began in 1991 with the classic Outlander (published as Cross Stitch in the UK) ("historical fiction with a Moebius twist"), has continued through five more New York Times-bestselling novels--Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, and A Breath of Snow and Ashes—and presently has some seventeen million copies sold worldwide. An Echo in the Bone, to be released in September of 2009, is the seventh—but NOT the last!--novel in the series.

                The series, published in 24 countries and 21 languages, includes a nonfiction (well, relatively) companion volume, The Outlandish Companion, which provides details on the settings, background, characters, research, and writing of the novels. Gabaldon (it's pronounced "GAH-bull-dohn"—rhymes with "stone") has also written several books in a sub-series featuring Lord John Grey (a major minor character from the main series): Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, and Lord John and the the Hand of the Devils).

                Returning to her comic-book roots, she has also written a graphic novel titled The Exile (set within the Outlander universe and featuring the main characters from Outlander), illustrated by Hoang Nguyen, to be published by Ballantine in Fall of 2010.

                Gabaldon is presently working on the third Lord John novel (Lord John and the Scottish Prisoner), and thinking vague thoughts about the eighth book in the Outlander series. In addition, she is working on a contemporary mystery series, set in Phoenix, and has written Highly Scholarly Introductions (with masses of footnotes) to recent Modern Library editions of Sir Walter Scott's Ivanoe and Thomas Paine's Common Sense.

                Dr. Gabaldon holds three degrees in science: Zoology, Marine Biology, and Quantitative Behavioral Ecology, (plus an honorary degree as Doctor of Humane Letters, which entitles her to be "Diana Gabaldon, Ph.D., DHL." She supposes this is better than "Diana Gabaldon, Fed.X") and spent a dozen years as a university professor with an expertise in scientific computation before beginning to write fiction. She has written scientific articles and textbooks, worked as a contributing editor on the MacMillan Encyclopedia of Computers, founded the scientific-computation journal Science Software Quarterly, and has written numerous comic-book scripts for Walt Disney. None of this has anything whatever to do with her novels, but there it is.

                She and her husband, Douglas Watkins, have three adult children and live mostly in Scottsdale, Arizona.

                Visit Diana Gabaldon's Booktopia Author Page


                ISBN: 9780099911708
                ISBN-10: 0099911701
                Series: Outlander
                Audience: General
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 880
                Published: 1st September 1992
                Country of Publication: GB
                Dimensions (cm): 17.6 x 11.8  x 4.0
                Weight (kg): 0.46