Bonfire Night – #TBT

A #ThrowbackThursday post to an article I wrote a few years ago about Bonfire Night: “How God gave a small Scottish town advance notice of the Gunpowder Plot” – what’s the link between Dornoch and Guy Fawkes? You can still read the full article online by following this link: https://www.thenational.scot/news/15640739.how-god-gave-a-small-scottish-town-advance-notice-of-the-gunpowder-plot/ And my original blog post … More Bonfire Night – #TBT

Return to the Archives

This week, I returned to the Highland Archive Centre for the first time since lockdown. To research the biography and non-fiction that I write, I often use archives and libraries to look at original documents and reference books. Obviously all of these places have been closed over the last few months due to the coronavirus … More Return to the Archives

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