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This week in Scottish History

01 June 1831:¬† While accompanying his uncle, John Ross, on an expedition to find the¬†North West Passage, Sir James Clark Ross sledged across the Arctic ice and on this day he found the magnetic North Pole and claimed it for … Continue reading

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How does one feel after writing a book?

It is a strange mixture of emotions. On one hand there is elation that a piece of work is completed; on the other there is a sense of loss. Last night I sent my latest effort to a publisher: Fort … Continue reading

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Writing about whalers

Hi Folks When not writing about crime, or working as a lecturer, I write about the whaling industry. In particular I write about the Scottish whaling industry of the 19th century. Today people castigate the whaling industry, and quite rightly. … Continue reading

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Researching and writing

Hi Folks Do you ever get so involved with your research that the writing itself becomes just a bothersome chore that needs to be done? Normally I love to play with words, to juggle alliteration with assonance, to alternate short … Continue reading

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