There are many folk tales from various countries throughout the world, which would often be told as cautionary tales, moral lessons, or just to amuse people in a time before electricity, internet and TV, and […]
During the time I’ve been writing the series of back stories about Sarah, Harriet, Caroline and Philippa, Alex and now Anthony, I’ve been asked various questions by readers about how I came to write the […]
In my previous blogs about Edinburgh I’ve mentioned Holyroodhouse in passing, but it’s well worth a blog of its own, so here goes! The Palace of Holyroodhouse is situated at the bottom of the Royal […]
Anyone who has ever visited Edinburgh will have seen Edinburgh Castle. It’s impossible to avoid, standing majestically as it does above the city, perched on Castle Rock. It’s glorious, and has also played a part […]
The city of Edinburgh features in The Highlander’s Tale: Alex, and I hopefully managed to give readers a flavour of eighteenth-century Edinburgh, but I thought it was time to write a blog about the history […]
For reasons I talked about in my last blog, although all Highlanders were considered to be formidable warriors, Clan Gregor was particularly renowned both for its ferocity and eagerness to fight. As a result of […]
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