I write about villages because I was brought up in one where most of the people were related – even if it was only through drink, as one of the local worthies commented. He also […]
It was only when I learned that Roy of the Ordinance Survey had been at my old school, Lanark Grammar, that I really became interested in the Highlands and the Jacobites. Of course, Roy came […]
I suppose the Stuart stories could be set almost anywhere, Miss Walkinshaw, Bonnie Prince Charlie’s mistress was from Glasgow and he died in Rome but it’s the Highlands I want to set them in. I’ve […]
Bees in my Bonnet is not about bees, although I have a great sympathy for their current problems with insecticides, but a collection of short stories, some are historical, but instead of hiding them away, […]
Why not a historical short story?
Writers are part of the solution.
I’ve been thinking how to do the Gowrie conspiracy for James VI and wondered if I could have a look-alike for him. I believe Churchill and Montgomery both had one in WW2. IN the conspiracy, […]
Back to the Jacobites. I’ve come to the end of my draft researches and found an interesting snippet in Kings of the Sea by J. D. Davies. It seems the dying throw of the dice […]
I’ve sent the first book of the Drover trilogy to have it critiqued and then either throw it in the bucket or work it into something saleable. It’s a good tale and I’m hopeful it […]