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  • Welcome!

    June 27, 2019 by

    The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” — Winston Churchill. I am so glad you’re here. If you found me through Twitter, you probably already know that I am a writer of historical fiction who loves all things British–and in particular, Scottish. If you came here from Facebook,… Read more

  • The Ghost Piper of Duntrune Castle

    September 29, 2019 by

    On the northern banks of Loch Crinan, in the western part of Scotland stands a picturesque little castle named Duntrune. Built in the 12th century, it has withstood the tumultuous history of Scotland to remain one of the best and longest preserved castles that is still occupied in all of Scotland today. Though Duntrune is a… Read more

  • The Arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots

    August 11, 2019 by

    “In my end is my beginning.” The celebrated poet, T.S. Eliot may have penned these famous words in his poem, “East Coker”, however, he was not the first person to use them.  Mary, Queen of Scots took this phrase as a motto sometime during her long captivity in England. Embroidering the words on her canopy… Read more

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