I have a new article “Archives in Writing” in the current issue of Northwords Now, available now. My article looks at how I used archives in my new book “Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots”, and also touches on archival research for my first book “Josephine Tey: A Life” as … More Archives in Writing article: Northwords Now 44
I’ve been really pleased with the response to the installation of our blue plaque for Josephine Tey. Here is a wee round-up of some of the news coverage and responses: BBC online article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cn3zl2drk0ko I was also interviewed for the BBC Radio Scotland Highlands & Islands news bulletins, who ran a short piece about the … More blue plaque – responses
I’m delighted to say that the blue plaque for Josephine Tey is now in place on Castle Street in Inverness! I’ve been researching the life of Beth MacKintosh (Tey) seriously now for over a decade, in order to write my biography “Josephine Tey: A Life”. I’ve always believed that she deserved wider recognition for her … More Blue Plaque for Josephine Tey in place in Inverness!
I will be at the John O’Groats book festival on 29th and 30th October. On Saturday 29th October I will be talking about my book “Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots” at the ‘Trio of Writers’ event at 2.30pm at Together Travel – Corporate Lodge. After speaking at the Northern … More John O’Groats book festival
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