After months of not blogging, this week I have caught up with a daily blog. It will not last, but here we are again. I would like to thank everybody who has expressed an interest in the blogs so far, especially those people who have posted comments or likes. I do apprecate your viewing!
Tonight’s blog is short and sweet. I write whaling and crime fiction and non fiction and I am also working my way through a novel about the First World War. However, I also read. If anybody wishes to read a book that will tell the reality of life for a 20th and 21st century criminal, I recommend a book by William Lobban. The book is called The Glasgow Curse and, for those who have a taste for harrowing reality, it uncovers the underside of Glasgow. In case anybody does not know, Glasgow has a reputation of being the most violent city in Britain, with a gang culture that stretches back decades. In the 1920s there were gang fights with a thousand a side; bayonets and razors and bloody faces; in the 70s the football teams were notorious for hooliganism but The Glasgow Curse shows a whole new level. As it should as the author was once Britain’s most wanted man.
On the other hand, when I met William Lobban in person, he was a perfect gentleman and even bought me a cup of coffee. There is my claim to fame: I drank coffee with a man who was once one of the most notorious gangsters in the most violent city in Britain. Now that is something to remember when writing my own historical crime books.