Margaret Skea

About me

Fascinated by Scotland’s turbulent history, and in particular the 16th century, I’ve just finished my first novel which was the Historical Fiction Winner in the 2011 Harper Collins / Alan Titchmarsh People’s Novelist Competition. Published on 22nd November 2012 by Capercaillie Books, it is available via any bookshop and online stores.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Turn-Tide-Margaret-Skea/dp/1909305065/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1354089317&sr=1-1

An Hawthornden Fellow and award winning short story writer, I live with my husband in the Scottish Borders.

From my website

Weather, word count and (the vagaries of) WordPress

Yesterday it rained, seriously rained, and not realising that an online friend was living in France I got worried when she talked of a forecast of another week of heavy rain. Not good news, I thought, contemplating our own impending family holiday in the UK. Huge relief this morning to…

Money, money, money…

Latest hoard of coins to be found in a Derbyshire cave is declared ‘treasure’. Fascinating collection, but interesting to me for another reason. Once, when taking part in a rescue excavation in Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland I was excited to find a medieval gold ring set with a garnet. (Slightly…

Some Funeral!

Interesting reproduction of the will of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, grandmother of King James VI of Scotland and James I of England. £1200 set aside for her funeral, including £40 to pay for food for poor folk and money for 100 dresses also for poor women. Leaves rather a…

 
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