The Candlemass Road

The Candlemass Road is a historical novel from George MacDonald Fraser set in the time of the Border Reivers, a period Fraser had earlier written about in The Steel Bonnets.[1]

The Candlemass Road
AuthorGeorge MacDonald Fraser
CountryUnited Kingdom

Fraser later described it as "a rather dark morality tale - at least I meant it to have a moral - in what I hope was a reasonable imitation of Elizabethan English".[2]

The book is mentioned in the film All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane.


  1. Stanley Reynolds, "George MacDonald Fraser: He created Harry Flashman, tormentor of Tom Brown turned comical anti-hero", The Guardian, 4 January 2008 accessed 23 November 2012
  2. George MacDonald Fraser, The Light's On at Signpost, HarperCollins 2002 p311
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