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D. K. Broster (Dorothy Kathleen Broster) Biography

(1878–1950), (Dorothy Kathleen Broster), Chantemerle, The Flight of the Heron, The Gleam in the North

British novelist, born near Liverpool, educated at St Hilda's College, Oxford. During the First World War she was a volunteer at a hospital in France and subsequently became the secretary to a professor at Oxford. Her first novel, Chantemerle, appeared in 1911. She is best known for her compelling chronicle of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745 in The Flight of the Heron (1925), The Gleam in the North (1927), and The Dark Mile (1929), which were collected as The Jacobite Trilogy in 1984; the books are highly regarded for the historical accuracy with which they present the Highland communities of the eighteenth century. Her other novels include Almond, Wild Almond (1933) and The Captain's Lady (1947).

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