Archive material is vital to the writer of historical fiction.
It’s part of a writer’s job to be nosy about everything.
I realised early on that being an author is a hugely misunderstood job.
You couldn’t see the soldiers as people. They were icons.
Molly Bloom is simply the most sensuous woman in literature.
One of Scotland’s most important cultural exports – stories.
A chap’s impending death has a way of focusing the mind.