The Droving Lad by Kathleen Fidler


The Droving Lad by Kathleen Fidler

11-year-old Colin is a cattle drover in the Scottish Highlands. It is 1813, and he is allowed to go to the Falkirk Tryst for the very first time. The long journey to Falkirk is packed with excitement and danger, but Colin's relief at arriving soon turns to horror when he realizes that their prize bull, Torcull the Black, has been stolen. Can Colin find Torcull in time to sell him at the fair, and more importantly, can he rescue Torcull from the thieves without endangering his own life and that of his friend?


'A thrilling story with an unusual background. Well worth reading.'

'As well as all the thrills and spills, this is also a story with a very interesting and authentic background. The details of the cattle droving are fascinating and the journey can be followed on any map. This is a thrilling story. The pace and excitement is maintained right up to the last chapter. Well worth reading.'

About the Author

Kathleen Fidler was the author of over eighty books for children, many of which were broadcast on BBC Radio Children's Hour and Schools programmes. She had a long-standing affection for Scotland. The Fidler Award stands as a memorial to her deep interest in children and writers. She died in 1980.

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240 pages
Interest Age: From 8 To 12


Kathleen Fidler
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Publication date

23rd October 2003



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