Andrew Greig is the author of six acclaimed books of poetry and five novels, including the Saltire-Award winning In Another Light, That Summer, When They Lay Bare, and Romanno Bridge. His non-fiction books include Preferred Lies and At the Loch of the Green Corrie. He lives in Orkney and Edinburgh, with his wife, the novelist Lesley Glaister.
"A triumph of suspense ... what sets Fair Helen above the usual run of historical novels, aside from Greig's extraordinarily deft use of language, is its moral depth, its acute sense of the intricacies of the Border feuds."--John Burnside, The Guardian
"One of the best historical novels of recent years, Greig dusts off the past and presents it with tremendous skill."--Kaite Welsh, Literary Review
"Exciting and moving, intelligent and imaginative ... Demands to be read once at the gallop, and then a second time slowly, savoring the details and relishing its intelligence."--Allan Massie, The Scotsman