Monthly Archives: March 2016

Fact or Fiction?

John Steel a special character The story of Changed Times is mostly carried by a character called John Steel. He is, was fact, was a farmer who lived near Lesmahagow and is buried in Lesmahagow Old Parish Churchyard. After what … Continue reading

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Confession … a dream

Last night I had a dream. Not any dream, a book dream. A my book dream. Now I’m wondering if this sort of thing happens to an author, particularly a debut author with a book launch arriving on the horizon. … Continue reading

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Research for ‘Changed Times’ Since my story is based on real events I needed information, hard facts before any imagining could take place. Books, documents, visits to museums, trawling the internet helped form a sort of route map. Learning about … Continue reading

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Changed Times …. explanation

17th century goings on in Scotland Changed Times is part one of a trilogy which gives the theme ‘be careful what you wish for’ a 17th century Scottish twist; a time and place where religion and politics become a lethal … Continue reading

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CHANGED TIMES

  17th century Scotland BACKGROUND When Charles 11 told his Scottish kirk to change its ways and become Episcopalian he opened a proverbial can of worms in his northern kingdom. 17th century Scotland was stoutly Presbyterian. The answer was a … Continue reading

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