I spotted this recently in the window of our local Secret Garden Bookshop. I thought there is an author whose name was familiar – Freeman Wills Crofts. My husband had talked of reading his books years ago. So I bought it in its striking new reissue dust jacket. Bingo – Ian (my husband) not only recognized the name but also proceeded to tell me that he and Crofts went to the same school, Campbell College in Belfast Northern Ireland. Crofts would have been a contemporary of Ian’s father and uncle who also went to Campbell. I wonder if they knew him. Further coincidence was that Crofts was born in Dublin near where we lived for many years. I love the way paths cross in many unexpected ways.
a young Doris Lessing and her cat taken in 1956 Doris was born in 1919
Me in a garden chair which we’ve had since our Kenya days
my view of the garden is rather restricted! At least I’m protected from the rain! The book was Traitor’s Knot by Cryssa Bazos, a historical romance set in England at the time of the Civil War, Cromwell’s time. Parliamentarians vs Roundheads.
What a wonderful story – a true tale of life and love in the Alaska wilderness