Isles at the Edge of the Sea – the Edinburgh launch

I will be speaking about my new book, Isles at the Edge of the Sea, at Blackwell’s book shop in Edinburgh on June 2. The event runs from 6.30-8pm. Please follow this Facebook link for further details; please come along. Now I just need to think of something to say…  …this helps: calm, clear waters…

Countdown to publication

The publication of Isles at the Edge of the Sea is now just days away. These are exciting times. There are few more thrilling days for an author than these – when the anticipation of seeing a year of work come to fruition mingles with hopes and fears about the reception the book might receive. To get the ball rolling, here…

The end of the Isles

With 96 days to go to publication and some eight months after I commenced writing, Isles at the Edge of the Sea is, at long last, completed. I sent the manuscript – all 71,000 words of it – to my publisher, Sandstone Press, today. It has been a labour of love, but not always – at…

Isles at the Edge of the Sea

Here it is – the front cover of Isles at the Edge of the Sea. The cover went live on the website of my publisher, Sandstone Press, this morning. Publication just six months away.

Isles at the Edge of the Sea – a title at last

After much mithering, my book on the Hebrides (and the Firth of Clyde islands) finally has a title: Isles at the Edge of the Sea. Hebrides (from the Norse word Havbredey) roughly translates as isles at the edge of the sea, although I’ve had it on good authority that it may also mean sheep islands, which is not the most…