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July 14th is set for the launch of Vivaldi’s Lost Concerto.
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Some of you might also like to take a look at the Family History tab. to look at my research on the Dunbar, Ferguson and Todd families
Vivaldi's Lost Concerto Fiona Sinclair knows she must do all that she can to earn her release from prison. A childhood of neglect, years of drug abuse and homelessness have all but eroded the good in her. When she is given a battered flute as part of her music therapy, she begins to hear a tune that has both haunted and enchanted her since childhood and she draws from it the strength she needs to carry on. By chance she learns that her mysterious tune is the second movement of a recently discovered Vivaldi concerto that has lain hidden in Scottish archives for three hundred years. But Fiona doesn’t ever listen to classical music and this piece has not been played for centuries.
As Fiona’s tries to solve the mystery of Vivaldi’s Lost Concerto the novel takes the reader back to 18th Century Venice and into the lives of the composer Antonio Vivaldi, his lover Paolina Giro and Lord Robert Kerr, the young nobleman who buys the concerto while on a Grand Tour away from battle weary Jacobean Scotland.
(The print copy and e-book will be available for purchase from Amazon, Book Depository, Barnes and Noble and other local book dealerships after July 14th 2019. Please let me know if you have any trouble ordering and I will contact the distributor.)
Missing: A Hebridean Mystery. Marianne is a disillusioned conservation archaeologist working at the British Museum and grieving the recent sudden loss of her father. Dragged kicking and screaming out of her London-based comfort zone to Scotland's windy Outer Hebrides she begins an unlikely but addictive search for the missing Lewis chessmen. Marianne uncovers the many layers of intrigue around the chess men and the novel sweeps the reader back in time to meet the women whose decisions led to the disappearance of the missing pieces.
Family History A Family on the Move: The Todds, Dunbars and Fergusons. A genealogical exploration of my paternal ancestors. This (draft) book traces the many branches of these families, beginning in industrial Victorian Manchester and travelling as far back as the 17th Century into Scotland, Yorkshire and the Isle of Man.
Publications. The Man who Rowed Away a modern retelling of the selkie myth. in Crush : stories about love.