Here we are at the start of our quest to find pink castles in the snow. Originally posted 2019.
We pass through the gates to Fyvie Castle where it’s more icy than snowy, and we’re getting down and frosty with it!
Great shadows reach towards the castle, but we’re backing away, we’re leaving… seeking out more of those castles in the snow…
We’re travelling across country like Ice Road Truckers to…
It’s bright and properly snowy here. Let’s walk in the woods.
And circle back round to the castle.
Say hello to the unicorns!
On to a stormier day and a dark ruin:
Pink castles. Pinks castles… Not quite a pink castle, Huntly. More ‘pinkish’ in certain lights, really.
But look at the old chimneys…
And the slopes and trees…
Finally, it’s time to snuggle up at home with hot chocolate in a mermaid mug!
Set in 1st century Scotland, SISTERS AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD includes the battle of Mons Graupius between the Romans and the Caledonian tribes. The book features a neurodivergent main character and some rather complicated romance!
“Ethereal and spellbinding….” Historical Novel Society
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Taking place mainly in a fictional castle, THE MERMAID AND THE BEAR blends an often overlooked period of history, the Scottish witchcraft accusations, in particular the 1597 Aberdeen witchcraft panic, with a love story.
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From the Press and Journal: New book by Fraserburgh author highlights horrific extent of witch trials in Scotland
FIREFLIES AND CHOCOLATE was inspired by the kidnapped children and young people of Aberdeen. The story follows the adventures of Elizabeth Manteith from the castle and her determined efforts to get back home. There’s love. There’s derring-dos on the high seas… And there’s chocolate!
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“Filled with excitement and suspense…” Historical Novel Society
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