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    Calling all McDonalds!

    William McDonald left Caithness in 1885 to travel to Australia. He dreamed of owning a sugar plantation and learned that he could make fast money droving horses north through untamed territory in...
  2. Novels set in Scotland at reduced prices in March

    Hello, I have five books set in Scotland and to celebrate the release of my latest novel, all print and ebooks will be on sale in March. I have a trilogy of novels set in Scotland from the mid-1600s...
  3. Re: A female undertaker in Edinburgh in 1858 on the trail of a killer

    Hello Ranald, the sequel to 'the Undertaker' has just been published - 'The Undertaker:Masquerade'. All ebooks will be priced at $1.99 (1 pound 60) and print books start at $9 (7 pounds 24) for the...
  4. A female undertaker in Edinburgh in 1858 on the trail of a killer

    Women were not allowed to study at the Edinburgh School of Medicine in 1858, but that doesn't stop Kate Grainger from learning all that she can about how the human body works. She has just inherited...
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    Re: Faeries, Farms and Folk

    Here is a promo video for 'Faeries, Farms and Folk'
    https://animoto.com/play/q08jnVpZRfiRJpMjy5cEYw
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    Faeries, Farms and Folk

    The final instalment in the McMurdo family saga in Scotland has just been published. 'Faeries, Farms and Folk' is the prequel to 'Ours, Yours and Mines' and is set in and around Dumfries in the 18th...
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    Scottish Business Network Australia

    Hello to anyone of Scottish descent who is in business in Queensland, Australia. The Scottish Business Network Australia has been operating out of Sydney for some time, but we have now opened a...
  8. From the mining village of New Cumnock to a new life in Australia

    “Mr Murdoch,” Willie called to the teacher who was now standing at the head of the class. “Why are ye teaching us in English, when ye should be teaching us in Scots?” he asked cheekily. Murdoch...
  9. Re: An historical fiction novel set in the miners' rows of Ayrshire Scotland

    The kindle version of 'Ours, Yours and Mines', set in the miners' rows of Ayrshire Scotland in the 19th century, is now available ($6). The paperback version has received great feedback - especially...
  10. Re: Australian writes a book about 19th century Scotland

    I remember when this song first came out 'It's a working man I am, and I've been down underground and I swear to God if I ever see the sun'. Rita McNeill did a great job of it. There's also a song...
  11. Re: Australian writes a book about 19th century Scotland

    Thanks for posting the link Tam. This will be very helpful to me when I write the third book in the trilogy set from 1913 (where the current book finishes) to the present day. Ours, Yours and Mines...
  12. Re: Australian writes a book about 19th century Scotland

    Hardie was a legend, nothing surer. My darling father, who passed away just a few months ago and never got to hold my book in his hands, said that his family had a photo of Hardie on their wall in...
  13. Re: Australian writes a book about 19th century Scotland

    Hi Elda,
    Hardie was a child miner - he started in the pits when he was 11. He couldn't read or write until he was 17 and he was taught by his mother. Despite this he went on to edit The Cumnock...
  14. Re: An historical fiction novel set in the miners' rows of Ayrshire Scotland

    We're having a good discussion over in the New Members forum about coal mining. Anyone have ancestors who worked in the coal mines of Scotland in the 1800s?
  15. Re: Australian writes a book about 19th century Scotland

    Hi Alistair,
    thanks for the link and thank God my family wasn't indentured to the coal owners like they were in the 1600s. The miners had to sign up their wives, sons and daughters to work alongside...
  16. Re: Australian writes a book about 19th century Scotland

    Hello Gordon,
    lovely to hear from you. We visited the Falkirk Wheel the last time we were in Scotland (my husband loved it). One of the attendants said 'you're Australian aren't you? I can tell...
  17. Re: Australian writes a book about 19th century Scotland

    Hello Euan,
    thanks for being my first post on ES. It wasn't until I started researching the family tree that I realised what a hard time our ancestors had, especially in the coal mining areas. The...
  18. An historical fiction novel set in the miners' rows of Ayrshire Scotland

    'Ours, Yours and Mines' is a family saga set in the miners' rows of Ayrshire, Scotland in the mid-1800s to early 1900s. Growing up in Australia, I had always been curious about the country of my...
  19. Australian writes a book about 19th century Scotland

    Hello. My name is Carmel McMurdo Audsley and I've just joined the electric scotland community. I'm first generation Australian, born of a Scottish father and Irish/Australian mother. My husband...
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