Romek Marber and Josephine Tey

One edition of Josephine Tey’s book “The Daughter of Time” was published in the distinctive green covers of the Penguin Crime series. A friend sent me this link the other day, to the recent obituary of Romek Marber, the designer of these classic covers: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/apr/20/romek-marber-obituary Marber had a fascinating life, escaping from the Holocaust and … More Romek Marber and Josephine Tey

Poetry, the Inverness Victorian Market, and BBC Radio Scotland

It’s always nice when people contact me about my writing, and the other week I was happy when someone from BBC Radio Scotland’s “Our Story” history programme got in touch to ask about a poem I wrote about the Victorian Market in Inverness. I first wrote about the Victorian Market a few years ago, and … More Poetry, the Inverness Victorian Market, and BBC Radio Scotland

The Gin Heiress Jacobite: article in History Scotland magazine

I have an article in the new History Scotland magazine: the January / February 2020 issue, which is in shops now. The article is highlighted on the front cover – “The Tragic Tale Behind A Remarkable Jacobite Collection” – and it tells the story behind the Emilie May Bowerbank collection in Inverness Museum. I gave … More The Gin Heiress Jacobite: article in History Scotland magazine

Outlander, Inverness museum and the Bowerbank collection

This Sunday (9th June) I will be giving a talk at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, about Emilie May Bowerbank, the woman who put together their Bowerbank Collection of Jacobite and Stuart artefacts. This is part of a private event for Outlander fans, looking at Jacobite history, but some of my research will be published … More Outlander, Inverness museum and the Bowerbank collection