Ness Bookfest


Had a great time in lovely Inverness last Friday speaking at the Ness Book Fest about my historical novels at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Great audience, great organisation, thanks to the volunteers who worked so hard to make everything run so smoothly.


I also got confirmation from a knowledgeable lady in the audience of a tale my father used to tell. When he was a town councillor in Inverness in the late 1940s, Billy Smart’s Circus announced their intention of trying to capture the Loch Ness Monster and put her on display in a big tank somewhere. The Town Council passed an order protecting Nessie. I’d always wanted to check that story out but apparently it is true. How wonderful!