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Bonnie Prince Charlie - G.A. Henty I like G.A. Henty's historic fiction stories because they make historic facts memorable. That being said, I was a little disappointed with Bonnie Prince Charlie. I think Henty normally does a better job of putting the meat of the story on the bones of the facts; this one didn't flow as smoothly as some of his others. He started rattling off names and places so quickly that you aren't sure what you're reading, then it stops and a tale begins, then back to several pages of facts. Most baffling is the fact that Culloden was THE main event- and it appears as nothing more than the title of a chapter. I just wondered what was going on while he was writing this one. Was a deadline looming? Late for dinner?