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

MM Bennetts

It was with great sadness that I learnt that MM Bennetts had passed away on the 25th August 2014. She was a fine writer and a lovely person who will be sorely missed by all who knew her, in person and online. Her blog posts were a delight – informative,…

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…

 
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