Sam Heughan has made quite a name for himself through the show Outlander. His fanbase seems to have become even more strong ever since he started essaying the role of Jamie Fraser. Recently, the Scottish actor donned a kilt for a book cover and his fans seem thrilled. Here’s what this is about.
Sam Heughan in a kilt
It has been long since Jamie Fraser from Outlander has stopped wearing kilts in the series. This seems to have disappointed his fans. But now they a chance to rejoice as the actor donned one happily for the cover photo of his book called, Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other. Take a look:
Image credit: Mobius Books
Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other is Sam Heughan’s debut as an author and he had collaborated with his ‘Outlander’ co-star, Graham McTavish. The book captures the experiences of the duo while filming for the show, Men in Kilts. The two stars had journeyed all throughout Scotland trying to learn their rich culture and heritage.
However, the book has two editions, one for the UK and Australia and the other for the US. Both the covers are almost similar except for the poses. One shows McTavish sitting on a rock and in the other, he is standing while in both Sam Heughan is standing with his arms folded. Despite donning kilts, the actors chose a rather modern look with a leather jacket and hiking boots.
During an Instagram live session, Graham McTavish revealed that Clanlands apparently has two covers since they were spoilt for choices for the cover photo. They ended up “selfishly” choosing two pictures as their covers. This gives a double reason for the fans to rejoice as Heughan also added that international shipping is available allowing fans of the three continents to possess both the books.
Clanlands has a foreword authored by Diana Gabaldon. It is due to release on November 3 this year. The actors assured their fans that both the editions have the same content in regards to the manuscript and the pictures inside.