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I'm a Scottish writer of fiction and non-fiction and love the beauty and the history of my native land. I've expressed my enthusiasm for the latter through non-fiction books. These include the definitive study of women's involvement in the 1745 Jacobite Rising, Damn' Rebel Bitches: The Women of the '45, described by one critic as a 'modern classic.' I later published its companion volume Bare-Arsed Banditti: The Men of the '45 . My most recent non-fiction book is When the Clyde Ran Red, a social history of Red Clydeside.

My novels split into two genres. The first six are family sagas set in my native Glasgow from the 1920s to the 1940s. I prefer to describe them as love stories crossed with social history.

I'm now writing historical novels. I
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Maggie Craig Glad to say that the muse is upon me and I'm working on the sequel to Gathering Storm, working title Dance to the Storm.
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Looking forward to speaking about Jacobite men as well as Jacobite women as part of a panel at the Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen next Monday, 6th November, on the subject of ‘The Scottish Warrior in Commemorations, Museums and Politics.’ This is a free event but booking is required here. 


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Carol *Young at Heart Oldie* Thank you for accepting my friend invite, Maggie. I'm looking forward to reading One Sweet Moment and have added Gathering Storm to my Wish List. :)


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