Saturday, 5 March 2016

Fashion Through the Decades

Recently, I visited a wonderful exhibition of Regency and Victorian Fashion at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. The venue itself is one of my favourite places and it has a fantastic art collection. But this time, I was there for the historical costumes.

The following are a small sample of those on display. An added attraction was being able to touch samples of some of the material, while excellent information was provided on each decade and colour of fashion. An excellent day out for research and pleasure!

Regency dress and pelisse

Regency dress and spencer

Victorian Day Dresses

Print dress

Victorian red dress

And here's the impressive art gallery itself!

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Thursday, 30 July 2015

The Highland Lass in Print

So pleased that my new Scottish novel, The Highland Lass, is now available in print as well as e-book and can be ordered direct from Amazon or from Barnes and Noble and other bookshops!

I'm talking about the Scottish setting on the Anastasia Pollock blog today.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

English Language Through History

If you want to know what the English language of Shakespeare, and even earlier than the 16th century, really sounded like, you can listen to short videos of actors speaking as they did in the past. Great fun and very interesting!


Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Launch Day for The Highland Lass

Excited to see The Highland Lass published at last from Crooked Cat and available on Amazon! Here's a little taster:

Eilidh Campbell returns to her Scottish roots from America with one main aim: to discover the identity of her real father. But her mother’s past in Inverclyde is a mystery with family secrets, a book of Robert Burns’ poems with a hidden letter and a photograph link to the Holy Loch at Dunoon when the American Navy were in residence.

Staying with her childhood friend, Kirsty, while searching for answers, Eilidh begins to fall in love with handsome Scot Lewis Grant, but just how free is he? Together they trace the story of Highland Mary and Robert Burns, with its echoes to her mother’s story. In short alternate chapters, Highland Mary tells her own story from 1875-6. From Dunoon, to Ayrshire, with a visit to Loch Lomond, and culminating in Greenock, Eilidh finds the past is closer than she realises.

The launch party is happening on Facebook all day.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

The Highland Lass on Pre-order

Wonderful to see The Highland Lass now on pre-order across all Amazon platforms! Can't believe it's already gone into the best seller list on Amazon UK and it's not even out until 10th March from Crooked Cat Publishing.

It's also available to pre-order on Amazon US, Canada and Australia, among others. Magic!

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Countdown to New Release

It's just over a month now until the launch of my new novel, The Highland Lass, from Crooked Cat Publishing! The ebook launch will be on FB on March 10th.

Although this is a mainly contemporary novel set around my own areas of Scotland, short alternate chapters trace the story of Highland Mary and Robert Burns in 1785/6. I'm excited about this one as it's close to my heart and I adore the lovely cover. This one is also written under my full name.

I'll post more details of the launch at the time.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Bargain Offer!

My Scottish-set Regency novel, Midwinter Masquerade, is on special offer at only 99c on Amazon US and 77p on Amazon UK just now. An ideal read for midwinter!

Amazon Review:

"Extremely well-written, it is a lovely tale that transports you to different a place and time. Back to a time when men were supposed to be gentlemen and women were supposed to be ladies, but all wasn't exactly what it seemed. Time changes, settings change, but human nature really never changes. Worth spending an evening curled in a comfortable chair with a cozy blanket while devouring every word of this midwinter tale."