Farewell To The White Cockade
Farewell to the White Cockade tells the tragic story of Bonnie Prince Charlie and his life-long exile trying to enlist support to recover his father’s throne. From the court of Louis XV in Versailles to the dock yards of Antwerp, Charles Edward Stuart narrowly avoids spies and assassins at every turn. Betrayed by his wife and brother, his dreams slowly fade and the Prince is sustained only by his own gritty courage, faith and an illegitimate daughter, Charlotte, whose life is dogged by a more perilous fate than her father could ever have imagined.
Author biography:Jane Lane Elaine K. Dakers was born in 1905 and her first novel was published when she was just seventeen. She adopted the pen-name of Jane Lane to reflect the historical nature of her books, Lane being the maiden name of her grandmother, a descendant of the Herefordshire branch of Lanes who sheltered King Charles II after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester.
A versatile and dynamic author, Jane Lane wrote over forty works of fiction, biography, history, and children’s books.
She is perhaps best known for her books about the Stuart period and 18th century Scotland, written from a Catholic and Royalist perspective. ‘A State of Mind’ is unique among her books, being set in a dystopian future.
She died in 1978.
‘Miss Lane towers head and shoulders above the rest’ – The New Statesman
‘A writer who offers…faithfulness to historical fact and style’ – The Sunday Times
‘One of the few contemporary writers who excel both as novelists and historians’ – The Tablet