Tag Archives: 19th century

On this day in Scottish history

06 January 1865 Surrounded on three sides by water, and with a host of dependant islands, Scotland was always a maritime nation. But while the sea provided food, trade and jobs, it took a cruel toll of those who used … Continue reading

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Feelings of publication

Today my Liverpool: Gangs, Vice and Packet rats is published. It is a strange feeling to know that people will soon be reading words that I have written, and not only reading them, but actually paying to read them. It … Continue reading

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The importance of luck

Hi folks I have a very good friend from Baltimore in the USA. She is one of the finest natural writers that I have ever read, yet she has not yet had a book published.¬† Yesterday I asked myself why … Continue reading

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Sometimes fiction is as painful as life

Hi Everybody I suppose most writers are the same. We use our own experiences to add reality to what we write. I know that I do. Take The Darkest Walk for instance. That is my crime thriller set in Victorian … Continue reading

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A Sink of Atrocity

You will have heard of the old saying ‘Give a dog a bad name and hang him.’ That is something like the feeling for the city of Dundee in Scotland. At one time it was the second town of the … Continue reading

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The Darkest Walk

The world seems to be going crazy just now. High profile crimes dominate the newspapers. In the UK there is the scandal of child molesting public personalities and¬†yesterday two homeless men were stabbed to death in Birmingham. The United States … Continue reading

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