Slavery in Scotland

A slve set free in Scotland

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Short list story ideas

While I mustn’t forget Cairndhu and Oakhaven, as far as historical novels are concerned, I have been through the periods of interest and must start a short list. There are:- 1) The Leprechaun – the […]

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Bees in my Bonnet

Story lines from recent times and mining.

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The land fit for heroes

Post WW1 story lines

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Forgotten soldiers

We have celebrated Victory in Europe Day but I want to turn to WW1. In Britain, that war is regarded as having been fought in the mud of Flanders by the British Army and a […]

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How I found Shadows in the Veldt

How I found Shadows in the Veldt

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Victorian chaos

For 1867, I have looked only at the ‘discovery’ of diamonds in South Africa but there was much going on elsewhere.

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A diamond necklace of stories

After 1820 I am turning to my old discipline, the mining business, and the rush of discoveries in the late nineteenth century. One mineral which has romantic overtones is diamonds and the records of the […]

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