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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Cairndhu revisited

After the showI've started to lay out the follow on from Best in Show in Cairndhu. The opening comes with Broon making his way home from work and meeting Jinks, the postman. Jinks gives Broon a letter which he says comes from Dalriada. 'Dalriady?' Broon exclaims, where the Hell's that?' 'No Dalriady, Dalriada, it was spelt...
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Prize winning story

I've added O'Reilly's Daughter to the short stories. It won a prize in Writers Journal and I am rather pleased with it. I love characters who don't conform and Elizabeth is one of those. In a way I find strong female characters have more depth than male ones. The male ones seem to come out...
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Bruce and the Honourable Thing

We’ve all heard of Robert Bruce and the spider in the cave but I have discovered the Bruce family themselves were spiders drawing people into their web. We start with 1066. It was not just England that changed following that event, but the whole island. No one is sure if de Brus came with...
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