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    Notes about ‘The Black Dwarf’ by Sir Walter Scott…

    Dear readers,

    Here we are again, at the beginning of a new year, hoping for the best in the coming months. Given the sanitary situation we still don’t know when we will be allowed to return to Scotland. En attendant des jours meilleurs I try to compensate my frustrations by browsing our pictures of […]

    1586: From her prison cell Mary Queen of Scots remembers…

    On my desk is Alex Nye’s book For My Sins, a fascinating historical novel I’ve just finished reading. I recommend it to all people interested in Mary Stuart’s life. There are many books devoted to Mary Queen of Scots but this one is particularly moving since the narrator is Mary herself.

     

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    ScotClans: The MacGregors from Glen Strae, near Perthshire

    Hi Mairiuna!

    I’m happy to learn, inside your latest article touring us around Arcachon’s ‘less known heights’, that old villas of the area had a Scottish link!

    Great discovery my friend 😉 .

    And I just love the black & white postcards you showcased, as they romantically travel us back into time …

    The following […]

    Scotland’s Storyteller Nigel Tranter Historical Epic: The Bruce Trilogy

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    Abbotsford Nigel Tranter exhibition author's typewriter © 2006 Scotiana

    Since we are speaking of Robert the Bruce I would like to introduce today Nigel Tranter, a very popular Scottish author who has written, among many other books of historical fiction, a trilogy about the great Scottish king. He died in 2000, at […]