Broch Tuarach ... the north-facing tower:
Sassenach or Outlander

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The Scots use a term "sassenach". It is said that they say it in jest to an Englishman meaning "outlander" Though to the Highlanders, it wasn't said it jest, it was used as an abusive term; if you were an Outlander, you really weren't wanted, let alone welcome.

In Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, it is a term of endearment said by Jamie to Claire. After a rocky start with obvious cultural differences and for Claire, obvious time differenes, Jamie and Claire fall in love in an unorthodox way and travel together in more ways than I could ever explain in a few words here.

If you're looking for something a little different that has a little of everything in it, then you've stumbled into the right place. How to explain the Outlander series .. well, I think I just need to quote Diana Gabaldon herself, as these novels do not fit into a set genre ..

"history, warfare, medicine, sex, violence, spirituality, honor, betrayal, vengeance, hope and despair, relationships, the building and destruction of families and societies, time travel, moral ambiguity, swords, herbs, horses, gambling (with cards, dice and lives), voyages of daring, journeys of both body and soul ... you know, the usual stuff of literature" - Diana Gabaldon.

I think that pretty much sums up Diana Gabaldon's, Outlander series.



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