Blood and Sand is a novel for adults published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1987. It is based on the career of Thomas Keith, a Scottish rifleman who was captured by the Ottomans, converted to Islam, and became the governor of Mecca.



Blood and Sand opens on the evening of April 20th, 1807 and ends in 1815, dates given in the first chapter and the afterword.



Background and referencesEdit

Publication historyEdit

In English:

  1. Hodder & Stoughton, 1987. Hardcover.
  2. Chivers, 1988. Large-print.
  3. Coronet, 1989. Paperback.
  4. Association for the Blind of W.A., 1993. Audiobook.
  5. Endeavour Press, 2014. E-book.


  1. French: Le Cavalier du désert, 1990.
  2. Japanese: Chi to suna : Ai to shi no arabia, 2007.

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