Re-issued in its original full length, this acclaimed and
bestselling romantic historical novel by award-winning author Ciji
Ware tells the true story of passionate and flamboyant Jane
Maxwell, the 4th Duchess of Gordon (1749-1812). In love since
childhood with Thomas Fraser, when she hears that he's been killed
in America, she marries the Duke of Gordon with disastrous results.
But Fraser, very much alive, returns to England to claim her
In addition to telling a heart-wrenching love story, Island
of the Swans also paints a fascinating portrait of a powerful
and controversial woman and the tumultuous era in which she lived.
Patroness of poet Robert Burns, advisor to King George, painted by
Sir Joshua Reynolds, Jane Maxwell was a towering figure in her own
time and is an unforgettable heroine.