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Bob Atkinson

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Bob Atkinson was born and raised in the district of Lochaber, in the Western Highlands of Scotland. At the age of seventeen the age-old curse of the Highlands — lack of work and opportunity — forced him to take the same military path taken by many of his forebears. While serving with the army in Northern Ireland he met his future wife, inspiration for at least one of the female characters in The Last Sunset. Bob now lives in Fort William

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Good to hear from you. Apologies for the delay in Red Sky's release. The artist we had commissioned unfortunately took ill before he'd…more
Hi Alison,
Good to hear from you. Apologies for the delay in Red Sky's release. The artist we had commissioned unfortunately took ill before he'd finished the job. However, the good news is he has now recovered and has completed the artwork.
We're hoping Red Sky In The Morning will be released over the next few weeks.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday in July, and the weather is kind to you. I hope, too, that you enjoy the book.

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The Last Sunset

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Sky - In Search of the Dragons

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In the beginning the Universe was created.
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Bob Atkinson My pleasure, Tom.

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Tom Blubaugh Hi Bob,

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Lord David Prosser Thanks for the book recommendation Bob. I've listed it as 'Want to read'.

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