A Book Review of “A View From The Bridge” by Hilary Mantel
“About Hamish Macbeth” by David Orchard, is a book review on the novel “About Hamish Macbeth”. Robert Carlyle plays a very important role in this novel, because he is a well known author, and one of his books, “The Queen’s Gambit” was made into a film that almost became a successful blockbuster. David Orchard has written a very interesting book about one of these famous authors.
“About Hamish Macbeth” is a book review about the Scottish writer, who was born in Scotland, and had his first novel published in nineteen sixty-five, and who wrote many more novels before finally ending up in America, where he wrote many more novels. David Orchard tells us all about what we can expect from this book.
The first section of the book, “Hamish Macbeth, the Man Who Was Ham”, tells us about Hamish Macbeth. He has always been popular, and he had a reputation for being unpredictable, and even dangerous. However, there were other characters involved in this story, who were quite similar to him. It is interesting how different the author portrays them, but they are both quite fascinating.
The second section of the book, “Hamish Macbeth, the Writer”, tells us about some of the other characters involved in the story. There were the Lady Macbeth herself, who was the lover of King James himself, and she was also the queen, and in a sense, the ruler of Scotland at the time. There was Sir Walter Ralegh, who was one of the leaders in James’ court. And finally there was the Earl of Angus, who was responsible for some of the most significant events in James’ reign, and was quite important during the whole time of King James’ reign.
The third section of the book, “Hamish Macbeth, the Author”, describes what actually happened in between the sections, and what happened when we finally meet him. We learn that there is a conspiracy between James and the Duke of Buckingham, who are both very important people. This is a very complex book, and it is good to read about all of the different things that were happening at the time, because it gives us a very detailed account of what was going on, and what could have happened.
The fourth section of the book, “About Hamish Macbeth, the Writer”, is the part I liked best, because it was the part where I learned about the other important people involved in the story. The Earl of Angus, and the Earl of Leicester, and William Wallace, were two people we knew quite well. And they both had very important roles in the story, but this book didn’t go into those other people too much, so it didn’t leave a lot of room for speculation.
There were some very interesting things about these people, and some of the descriptions about their personality are quite unique. I particularly like the way they were portrayed.
Overall, “About Hamish Macbeth” is a very entertaining book, and I really enjoyed reading about the different characters in it. It is a book review, but also a story about how we view the lives of famous writers.
In many respects it is a great book to review, because it covers many different topics at the time, including King James’ reign, and the English Civil War. There is even a section about Queen Mary II, and her relationship with James, and how it affects her life and the reigns of several of her children. And then there is an overview of the role James played during the Civil War, and the time he was actually in command during it.
Some of the stories are really interesting to read about, and they are some of the most detailed accounts that you will find about famous writers. The Lady Macbeth, and the Earl of Leicester, for example, are very interesting stories, and you can read about their life in a whole book, and then go back and read about the Civil War later on.
Overall, “About Hamish Macbeth” is a good read, and is also a very entertaining book review. I liked it very much, and I think it is a very enjoyable book to read about in its entirety.