Penguin have just reissued three of Josephine Tey’s crime novels in new paperback editions, with striking new cover design. I love how diverse the covers for Josephine Tey’s books are in their different editions. I originally read the small A format Penguin versions of her books, which belonged to my mum – the person who … More new Penguin editions of Tey novels
I’ve written a blog post for the Society of Authors in Scotland about using archives in writing: you can find it at this link: https://societyofauthors.org/News/Blogs/SoA-Blog/July-2022/Using-archives-in-writing I used archives extensively for both my books: “Daughters of the North” involved reading 16th century letters and documents, while “Josephine Tey” involved a wide variety of 20th century archives. … More new blog post for the Society of Authors
I am doing a talk for Highland LIT on Tuesday 19th July, about my new book “Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots”. The talk starts at 6:30pm, at the Glen Mhor hotel, Inverness. It will also be livestreamed on Zoom. The event is free, and all are welcome – to … More Highland LIT – July talk
I’m delighted to say that we have been successful in our campaign to get a blue plaque for Josephine Tey in Inverness! The plaque is part of the Inverness City Heritage Trust scheme, and will shortly be installed on the newly-renovated site of Tey’s family shop on Castle Street – a central location in the … More A blue plaque for Josephine Tey – success!
The new issue of Northwords Now magazine is out now, and I have an article in it profiling Clive Boutle of Francis Boutle Publishing. “From Rusty Staple to Highest Apple” looks at Francis Boutle’s publication of a new anthology of Scottish Gaelic literature, and goes deeper into their back catalogue of minority language publishing to … More Northwords Now Spring-Summer 2022