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Paperback Published on: 19/02/2015
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It's a wonderful book from start to finish! Diana Gabaldon's writing is captivating, encompassing many different genres. You can easily get lost in the wor... READ MORE
Katie Taylor


The original story behind the award-winning television series, this is the first novel in the bestselling Outlander sequence.

It wasn’t a very likely place for disappearances, at least at first glance…

What if your future was the past?

It’s 1946, and Claire Randall goes to the Scottish Highlands with her husband Frank. For the couple, separated by time and war, it’s a second honeymoon, a chance to learn how war has changed them and to re-establish their loving marriage.

But one afternoon, Claire walks through a circle of standing stones and vanishes into 1743, where the first person she meets is a British army officer - her husband's six-times great-grandfather. Unfortunately, Black Jack Randall is not the man his descendant is, and while trying to escape him, Claire falls into the hands of a gang of Scottish outlaws, and finds herself a Sassenach - an outlander - in danger from both Jacobites and Redcoats.

Marooned amid danger, passion and violence, her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.

(Previously published in the UK as Cross Stitch).

"Scotland's answer to Game of Thrones". (Herald).

The Outlander Series in order: Outlander (originally published as Cross Stitch), Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, Go Tell The Bees That I am Gone (forthcoming, date not yet known)

Diana Gabaldon is an American author best-known for her time-travelling historical-fantasy series, Outlander. Her other novels include the Lord John series (a sub-series of Outlander) and Seven Stones to Stand or Fall, a collection of Outlander short fiction.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9781784751371
  • Number of pages: 880
  • Weight: 600g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 37 mm

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An Epic Romantic Paranormal Historical Adventure suitable for any Reader
Somehow the Outlander phenomenon passed me by until recently. I was aware of the TV show and had been waiting for it to start here in the UK, getting more ... READ MORE
Gripping & breathtaking!
Fantastic read, Gabaldon is amazing at what she does. Definitely recommend this book.
Samar Kaur
Really good.
I really enjoyed this book and coupled with the TV show it gives me something to look forward to. I like how the book didn't shy away from the harsh realit... READ MORE
Outlander was a phenomenal book, from start to finish! The characters were some of the most well developed I've ever come across, to the point that they fe... READ MORE
Lois Bodie
A brilliantly absorbing romance and historical romp
REVIEW ORIGINALLY POSTED AT ABOOKORTEN.CO.UK At the start of the year I was really craving a new series. This was absolutely what I wanted. In 1945, nurse... READ MORE
Marianne Dugdale
Loved this book
I originally read this book when the TV series came out. I’m so glad I started this series! I loved the way the story slowly unraveled. We gradually learn... READ MORE
Jill Jemmett
I urge you all to become your own outlander and get lost in such a vibrant, historically fascinating, sometimes terrifying yet beautiful world of the past.
Yes, it is a big book. It’s daunting and intimidating. It’s a task to take on and read but it very rewarding. And it’s hardly a slow and boring book. It’s ... READ MORE
The Sassenach's Library
OMG what a fabulous book! I started this thinking ok, I'm not sure it's for me but fell into it so quickly. This is a true love story without being overly ... READ MORE
Absoluely brilliant
Utterly compelling, as is the whole series of Outlander books. I'm dreading the end of them. Oh, to have someone love you like that!
Kathleen  Pearson
Sophie Jones
Excellent, History, And Adventure
Love this series. The tv show is great to
Arthur Dilly