Rose Nicolson is the brilliant new novel from one of Scotland’s most gifted writers. Set in Edinburgh in 1574 after the flight of Queen Mary to raise an army from the French, it tells the story of William Fowler, a student. Scotland is in chaos. William meets the highly intelligent and beautiful Rose Nicolson and his rise mirrors the conflict he narrates - the battle between faith and reason, love and friendship, self-interest and loyalty. As history unfolds, William and Rose find themselves at its stormy centre.