I was amused to find that in the years before Elizabeth 1 the Scots had a ‘powerful’ navy. Not so much the Scots, but the people of the West Coast and the Islands, people who […]
The value of old manuscripts for story ideas.
I’ve learned from editing Bubbles in the Cauldron, the historical novel set in the Scottish uprising of 1820, that trying to follow the historical detail makes doing the story difficult unless the protagonists are well […]
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 […]
The Romans brought a clash of cultures and that clash creates story possibilities