Escape to Muck

Isle of Muck; Wilson, Robin, Morag

Early in May, four of us spent a few days in idyllic weather on this tiny island, enjoying the community spirit, the sense of being on the edge of the world, seascapes, skyscapes, moorland and rocks, wildlife; lots to do as well as eat, drink and sleep. To the right is a picture of  my…

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Goodreads Giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway Border Brothers by Margaret Cook Giveaway ends June 30, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway

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Soutra Easter Visits

It was only after the events that I realised how decidedly quixotic was selling books on top of a Scottish Moor in a freezing wind with intermittent hailstorms. But all you need is a group of enthusiasts, and there were plenty of those. Thanks to Dr Brian Moffat who held his audience spellbound for 2…

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Distributing Books

Horse and Rider

I want to saturate Borders Book Shops with my book, ‘Border Brothers.’ I am on a mission. While it’s hard work, it’s fun. People are interested in stuff about their own patch, it appeals to the tribal in all of us. Today I was in Peebles, a lovely family-run shop called Whities Books & Crafts.…

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Book shops

My new book, Border Brothers, can now be bought at  ‘Far from the Madding Crowd,’ Linlithgow. This shop won the 2017 top award for Independent Bookshops. It can also be ordered from Blackwells Bookshop, Edinburgh.

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Border Brothers goes to the Soutra Site

Border Brothers by Margaret Cook

This coming Easter, Saturday to Monday, 15th to 17th April, the Soutra site will be open for people interested in the story of this ancient Augustinian Abbey-Hospital. Visits at 2 p.m. each day will be conducted by Dr Brian Moffatt who has conducted the archaeological investigations. This is a Must for anyone interested in history,…

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