I’ve updated the Links page with some new websites and articles to look at.
Talk for North Kessock & District Local History Society on Josephine Tey – Wednesday 2nd May, 7:30pm, Bowling Clubhouse, Ferry Brae, North Kessock – all welcome. More details from their webpage here http://www.northkessockhistory.com/ Skype discussion on Josephine Tey’s “The Franchise Affair” – Saturday 19th May. I will be discussing “The Franchise Affair” and my biography … More May events
The site of Josephine Tey’s family shop on Castle Street in Inverness is currently under scaffolding. Josephine Tey’s family ran a fruit shop for many years, and its success was a huge influence on her life – as the shop prospered, Tey’s father Colin was able to move his family into a bigger house and … More Josephine Tey’s shop under scaffolding
Last year, I wrote about ‘expert swordsman’ Donald McBane – you can read more about this on the Writing page, or go direct to the article here. In summer 2018, there is to be a McBane event to celebrate his incredible life. Organised by The Cat’s Glove and Macdonald Academy of Arms, McBane 2018 will … More Celebrate Donald McBane
Neil Gunn’s typewriter is now on display in Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Gunn and Josephine Tey were almost exact contemporaries, and in the 1930s lived near to each other in Inverness. My biography of Josephine Tey looks, for the first time, at the important literary relationship between Tey and Gunn. Josephine Tey had terrible … More Neil Gunn’s typewriter