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Kincardine Estate - Publications

Andrew Bradford, Laird of Kincardine Castle is a published author and two of his books are currently on sale. If you are intersted in viewing or buying either, please click on the appropriate links below.

  1. Escape from Saint-Valery-En-Caux
  2. A Little Bit of Heaven

Escape from Saint-Valéry-en-Caux by Andrew BradfordEscape from Saint-Vallery-en-Caux

Published by The History Press Ltd. January 2009

ISBN: 9780752444314

The dramatic story of Captain Berenger Colborne Bradford, Adjutant of the 1st Battalion Black Watch, Escape from Saint-Valéry-en-Caux, compiled by his son using diaries and letters, coded messages, and correspondence between his family and the War Office in their desperate effort to hear news of his safety. This book tells of Captain Bradford's experiences between 1939 and 1941, during which time he was in the thick of the action in France, leading up to the surrender of the Highland Division at Saint-Valéry-en-Caux in June 1940. While being marched into captivity Capt. Bradford managed to escape once from the Germans and then seven further times from the Vichy French. (Escape from Saint-Valéry-en-Caux) This account details his journey to safety in Gibraltar, spanning France, Spain, and North Africa, including a night crossing of the Pyrenees and an astonishing 700-mile voyage in a 17 ft. sailing boat.

Escape from Saint-Valéry-en-Caux Price £20.00 + p&p of £2.80 for Mainland UK Stnd' 2nd class Royal Mail delivery.

for all other regions please enquire first, outside UK mainland.

The Black Watch Heritage Appeal will benefit if you buy this book. Escape from Saint-Valéry-en-Caux by Andrew Bradford.


This appeal is to raise £3m to purchase the Black Watch’s Headquarters in Perth so that it can continue to house the Regiment’s museum for posterity and to enable the necessary improvements to be made so it becomes a vibrant and up to date visitor attraction. It contains 250 years of history, it looks after 15 branches of The Black Watch Association and, importantly, thousands of Black Watch veterans.

The Author will donate £1 from the purchase price for every copy of his book purchased directly from him.

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But the good news is that the Black Watch Muesum at Balhousie Castle has been purchased and developed and has now re-opened as a superb regimental museum. ?


A Little Bit of Heaven - The Story of Kincardine Estate

A lavishly illustrated 'coffee-table' book about Kincardine Castle and Kincardine Estate in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

It makes an excellent souvenir for those who've enjoyed Kincardine Castle's legendary hospitality.

Beyond the pictures there's far more, however, and you can learn about Macbeth, King Malcolm Canmore, Jane Austen, the Chief Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, artists, wartime heroism and escape (all parts of the family history) as well as the running of a modern diverse country estate and castle.

A public preview of the book is available to browse on the Blurb.com website and you can buy it by clicking on the image below. Don't forget to specify your local currency.

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