I’ve had my second jab and, like the first it has engendered tiredness and a falling in my powers of concentration. The most recent incidence being walking out of the supermarket without paying. Fortunately, before […]
Living in a village.
The Polish Princess risks much to wed James III
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?
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, […]