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Re: Roll Call -- Gillespie, Bell, McGillivray, White or Whyte, McDermid, Heyman

Chris MacDougall
 

Hi Russ,

I am sorry, but I don't have anything for you just yet in regards to the McLeans and McGilvrays. I did note in the 1901 census of Canada it lists Hector and James as living with their family, but I haven't pieced this part of my tree together very well just yet.

The Mary McGillivray in my tree is believed to have been from Islay, but some of the other McGilvrays that went to the Nottawasaga area came from Jura, like my third great grandparents and their family. I went through my copies of the Jura parish records, and the McGillivrays seemed to drop off the map, so to speak, in the 1830s. If it was anything like my ancestors, they moved to Islay to have a better chance to board a ship destined for Canada.

Okay, after reviewing my DNA Matches on Ancestry, there is one who has a high number of McGilvrays from Islay, with some going to Simcoe County. This person's tree has Malcolm married to Ann, and two of their children are Malcolm and Bessie. There seems to be some speculation in regards to Malcolm (the father's) siblings and where/when they died. I believe that Mary is actually the sister of Malcolm, though I haven't been able to connect everything just yet. 

This person's tree on Ancestry shows an Ann, born 1794, as another sister to Malcolm. They have the date of death correct as 1872, but didn't list the marriage to Alexander McLellan.

This sounds like an interesting path to follow further.

All the best,

Chris



On Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 10:34 AM Russ McGillivray <russmcgillivray@...> wrote:

Chris,

In the 1901 census of Nottawasaga, John and Mary McLean’s grandsons Hector and James McLean are living with Malcolm and Bessie McGilvray and are termed “nephews”. Malcolm and Bessie were siblings, children of Malcolm McGIlvray and Ann McCoag who came to Nottawasaga with most of their family in 1855. Have you determined the exact relationship between the boys and these McGilvrays?

The obvious connection would be if Ann and Malcolm Sr. were siblings. But I place Malcolm Sr. in the family of Donald McGilvray and Ann Ferguson. While he has a sister Ann, that Ann married Alexander McLellan and remained on Islay until her death in 1872. Her parentage is confirmed in the civil death registration.

 

Russ McGillivray

 

 

From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io [mailto:Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris MacDougall
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:23 PM
To: Islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Roll Call -- Gillespie, Bell, McGillivray, White or Whyte, McDermid, Heyman

 

Hi Jeanette,

 

Like Dorothy, I have Gillespie and Bell in my tree. 

 

I don't have an Ann McGillivray, but I do have a Mary McGillivray, born approx. 1799, who married a John Allan McLean, born approx. 1803. This family moved to Nottawasaga, Ontario, along with my direct line ancestors.

 

All the best,

 

Chris

 

On Sun, Jun 7, 2020 at 5:41 PM Dorothy Bell <dotbell2011@...> wrote:

 



I have a Catherine Bell b. abt 1805 Kilchoman Parish, Gearach, Islay, Scotland; d/o Duncan Bell & Mary Sinclair. She married John Gillespie, b. abt 1777 Kilchoman, Islay, Scotland s/o Duncan Gillespie & Mary Catherine McDougall.  They moved to Canada and settled in Minto, Wellington Co., Ontario. Both are buried at Bethel Pioneer Cemetery, Wellington Co., Ontario 



 



I'm a bit late to join in the roll call but am interested in finding others with interests in these families:

 

Gillespie & Bell

John Gillespie b. Abt 1777 m. Catherine Bell b. Abt 1805

They moved to Canada. 

No good info on their parents. Speculate maybe John Bell and Catherine McNiven as Catherine's parents but other trees attribute other parents to her.

 

White & McGillivray (and McDermid, Heyman)

John White b. Abt 1811 m. in 1830 Ann McGillivray b. Abt 1803

In marriage record John in Skibba and Ann in Ellister

They moved to Canada.

John White possible father, living with him in 1841 census:

James White b. Abt 1851 Kilchoman, d. 1856 Ballymenach, parents Finlay White and Jane Heyman

Possible sisters (daughters of James White): Catherine White m. Donald McIntyre and Flora White m. Duncan McIntyre (brothers)

 

Possible sisters to Ann McGillivray: Mary m. Alexander Jamieson and Effy (Euphemia) m. James McIntyre

 

Possible mother to Ann McGillivray: Euphemia Effy McTaggart (not sure that's her maiden name); she's living with possible sister Mary in 1851 (Mary's mother)

 

Glad this mailing list is still going!

 

I know there are a lot of McGillivray researchers in particular on this list, so hoping to make some progress on that family if I can.

 

Jeanette


Re: Roll Call -- Gillespie, Bell, McGillivray, White or Whyte, McDermid, Heyman

Jeanette Kennedy
 

Hi Dorothy,
Thanks for connecting! I'd love to know your source for Catherine Bell being the daughter of Duncan Bell and Mary Sinclair. Is it a birth or baptism record?  

There are a lot of trees on Ancestry.com that claim Duncan Bell and Mary McIntyre as parents with no proof cited or linked. Maybe there is a birth or baptism record no one has in their tree? They do seem to think she was born about 1802. I think these trees are in error, however, as they got her birth of 1802 from an 1851 Canadian census and I have her in Scotland still for the 1851 census. So I don't believe these trees.

I found a possible baptism for a Catherine Bell Jan 13, 1805 parents John Bell and Catherine McNiven. Age is about right given later census. 

Any additional insights about your Duncan Bell and Mary Sinclair would be much appreciated!!  My email is jkc_kennedy@....

Thanks, Jeanette


Re: Roll Call -- Gillespie, Bell, McGillivray, White or Whyte, McDermid, Heyman

Russ McGillivray
 

Chris,

In the 1901 census of Nottawasaga, John and Mary McLean’s grandsons Hector and James McLean are living with Malcolm and Bessie McGilvray and are termed “nephews”. Malcolm and Bessie were siblings, children of Malcolm McGIlvray and Ann McCoag who came to Nottawasaga with most of their family in 1855. Have you determined the exact relationship between the boys and these McGilvrays?

The obvious connection would be if Ann and Malcolm Sr. were siblings. But I place Malcolm Sr. in the family of Donald McGilvray and Ann Ferguson. While he has a sister Ann, that Ann married Alexander McLellan and remained on Islay until her death in 1872. Her parentage is confirmed in the civil death registration.

 

Russ McGillivray

 

 

From: Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io [mailto:Islay@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io] On Behalf Of Chris MacDougall
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:23 PM
To: Islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Roll Call -- Gillespie, Bell, McGillivray, White or Whyte, McDermid, Heyman

 

Hi Jeanette,

 

Like Dorothy, I have Gillespie and Bell in my tree. 

 

I don't have an Ann McGillivray, but I do have a Mary McGillivray, born approx. 1799, who married a John Allan McLean, born approx. 1803. This family moved to Nottawasaga, Ontario, along with my direct line ancestors.

 

All the best,

 

Chris

 

On Sun, Jun 7, 2020 at 5:41 PM Dorothy Bell <dotbell2011@...> wrote:

 



I have a Catherine Bell b. abt 1805 Kilchoman Parish, Gearach, Islay, Scotland; d/o Duncan Bell & Mary Sinclair. She married John Gillespie, b. abt 1777 Kilchoman, Islay, Scotland s/o Duncan Gillespie & Mary Catherine McDougall.  They moved to Canada and settled in Minto, Wellington Co., Ontario. Both are buried at Bethel Pioneer Cemetery, Wellington Co., Ontario 



 



I'm a bit late to join in the roll call but am interested in finding others with interests in these families:

 

Gillespie & Bell

John Gillespie b. Abt 1777 m. Catherine Bell b. Abt 1805

They moved to Canada. 

No good info on their parents. Speculate maybe John Bell and Catherine McNiven as Catherine's parents but other trees attribute other parents to her.

 

White & McGillivray (and McDermid, Heyman)

John White b. Abt 1811 m. in 1830 Ann McGillivray b. Abt 1803

In marriage record John in Skibba and Ann in Ellister

They moved to Canada.

John White possible father, living with him in 1841 census:

James White b. Abt 1851 Kilchoman, d. 1856 Ballymenach, parents Finlay White and Jane Heyman

Possible sisters (daughters of James White): Catherine White m. Donald McIntyre and Flora White m. Duncan McIntyre (brothers)

 

Possible sisters to Ann McGillivray: Mary m. Alexander Jamieson and Effy (Euphemia) m. James McIntyre

 

Possible mother to Ann McGillivray: Euphemia Effy McTaggart (not sure that's her maiden name); she's living with possible sister Mary in 1851 (Mary's mother)

 

Glad this mailing list is still going!

 

I know there are a lot of McGillivray researchers in particular on this list, so hoping to make some progress on that family if I can.

 

Jeanette


Re: Roll Call -- Gillespie, Bell, McGillivray, White or Whyte, McDermid, Heyman

Chris MacDougall
 

Hi Jeanette,

Like Dorothy, I have Gillespie and Bell in my tree. 

I don't have an Ann McGillivray, but I do have a Mary McGillivray, born approx. 1799, who married a John Allan McLean, born approx. 1803. This family moved to Nottawasaga, Ontario, along with my direct line ancestors.

All the best,

Chris

On Sun, Jun 7, 2020 at 5:41 PM Dorothy Bell <dotbell2011@...> wrote:



I have a Catherine Bell b. abt 1805 Kilchoman Parish, Gearach, Islay, Scotland; d/o Duncan Bell & Mary Sinclair. She married John Gillespie, b. abt 1777 Kilchoman, Islay, Scotland s/o Duncan Gillespie & Mary Catherine McDougall.  They moved to Canada and settled in Minto, Wellington Co., Ontario. Both are buried at Bethel Pioneer Cemetery, Wellington Co., Ontario 



I'm a bit late to join in the roll call but am interested in finding others with interests in these families:

Gillespie & Bell
John Gillespie b. Abt 1777 m. Catherine Bell b. Abt 1805
They moved to Canada. 
No good info on their parents. Speculate maybe John Bell and Catherine McNiven as Catherine's parents but other trees attribute other parents to her.

White & McGillivray (and McDermid, Heyman)
John White b. Abt 1811 m. in 1830 Ann McGillivray b. Abt 1803
In marriage record John in Skibba and Ann in Ellister
They moved to Canada.
John White possible father, living with him in 1841 census:
James White b. Abt 1851 Kilchoman, d. 1856 Ballymenach, parents Finlay White and Jane Heyman
Possible sisters (daughters of James White): Catherine White m. Donald McIntyre and Flora White m. Duncan McIntyre (brothers)

Possible sisters to Ann McGillivray: Mary m. Alexander Jamieson and Effy (Euphemia) m. James McIntyre

Possible mother to Ann McGillivray: Euphemia Effy McTaggart (not sure that's her maiden name); she's living with possible sister Mary in 1851 (Mary's mother)

Glad this mailing list is still going!

I know there are a lot of McGillivray researchers in particular on this list, so hoping to make some progress on that family if I can.

Jeanette


Re: Roll Call -- Gillespie, Bell, McGillivray, White or Whyte, McDermid, Heyman

Dorothy Bell
 




I have a Catherine Bell b. abt 1805 Kilchoman Parish, Gearach, Islay, Scotland; d/o Duncan Bell & Mary Sinclair. She married John Gillespie, b. abt 1777 Kilchoman, Islay, Scotland s/o Duncan Gillespie & Mary Catherine McDougall.  They moved to Canada and settled in Minto, Wellington Co., Ontario. Both are buried at Bethel Pioneer Cemetery, Wellington Co., Ontario 



I'm a bit late to join in the roll call but am interested in finding others with interests in these families:

Gillespie & Bell
John Gillespie b. Abt 1777 m. Catherine Bell b. Abt 1805
They moved to Canada. 
No good info on their parents. Speculate maybe John Bell and Catherine McNiven as Catherine's parents but other trees attribute other parents to her.

White & McGillivray (and McDermid, Heyman)
John White b. Abt 1811 m. in 1830 Ann McGillivray b. Abt 1803
In marriage record John in Skibba and Ann in Ellister
They moved to Canada.
John White possible father, living with him in 1841 census:
James White b. Abt 1851 Kilchoman, d. 1856 Ballymenach, parents Finlay White and Jane Heyman
Possible sisters (daughters of James White): Catherine White m. Donald McIntyre and Flora White m. Duncan McIntyre (brothers)

Possible sisters to Ann McGillivray: Mary m. Alexander Jamieson and Effy (Euphemia) m. James McIntyre

Possible mother to Ann McGillivray: Euphemia Effy McTaggart (not sure that's her maiden name); she's living with possible sister Mary in 1851 (Mary's mother)

Glad this mailing list is still going!

I know there are a lot of McGillivray researchers in particular on this list, so hoping to make some progress on that family if I can.

Jeanette


Roll Call -- Gillespie, Bell, McGillivray, White or Whyte, McDermid, Heyman

Jeanette Kennedy
 

I'm a bit late to join in the roll call but am interested in finding others with interests in these families:

Gillespie & Bell
John Gillespie b. Abt 1777 m. Catherine Bell b. Abt 1805
They moved to Canada. 
No good info on their parents. Speculate maybe John Bell and Catherine McNiven as Catherine's parents but other trees attribute other parents to her.

White & McGillivray (and McDermid, Heyman)
John White b. Abt 1811 m. in 1830 Ann McGillivray b. Abt 1803
In marriage record John in Skibba and Ann in Ellister
They moved to Canada.
John White possible father, living with him in 1841 census:
James White b. Abt 1851 Kilchoman, d. 1856 Ballymenach, parents Finlay White and Jane Heyman
Possible sisters (daughters of James White): Catherine White m. Donald McIntyre and Flora White m. Duncan McIntyre (brothers)

Possible sisters to Ann McGillivray: Mary m. Alexander Jamieson and Effy (Euphemia) m. James McIntyre

Possible mother to Ann McGillivray: Euphemia Effy McTaggart (not sure that's her maiden name); she's living with possible sister Mary in 1851 (Mary's mother)

Glad this mailing list is still going!

I know there are a lot of McGillivray researchers in particular on this list, so hoping to make some progress on that family if I can.

Jeanette


Irwin-Carmichael Birthday Book - beginnning in Victoria County, Ontario, Canada

M. Diane Rogers
 

Hi, everyone, 

I've been participating in a Family History Challenge this month, mostly blogging about family treasures. Some of you will remember I published an index quite a long time ago to my great grandmother, Janet Carmichael's, Birthday Book. She was from the area of Islay, Ontario, Canada and in 1881 she and her husband, William Irwin, went west to live in what became Newdale, Manitoba. She was given the Book then, and many family members and friends signed it for her.
Her daughter, my grandmother Amy Irwin (married name, Scott), later kept the book up, so there are Manitoba and later British Columbia names and dates, even me! 

I've redone the list and published it on my blog. And I'm rescanning - carefully - all the Birthday Book pages. 

If you see a likely name, let me know. I'll send you a copy of the page. Most of the older entries have signatures. Some a little verse or message.


Diane 
M. Diane Rogers 
CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt: https://canadagenealogy.blogspot.com/ 


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Sharee Hughes
 

What a great idea, Rosemary. I hadn't thought of that, since the libraries are all closed. But I definitely will check that out. I have already read the other two ad enjoyed them both. I liked the cat one better than The Peat Dead.

Sharee

On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 6:12 AM Rosemary Abbey <roseabbmaillist@...> wrote:
It might be worth checking out your local library to see if they have a copy that you could borrow and read.
A local library not far from where I live has a copy, so once libraries open again, I will be placing a reservation on the title.

On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 12:48 AM Sharee Hughes <shareehughes1@...> wrote:
Where so you live, Carolyn? If you're i the US, maybe you could loan it out to people. Book rate isn't very expensive to mail. I's be willing to pay for you to send it to me. then maybe someone else would like to read it and we can pass it around. Sound like a winner? The Peat Dead was a pretty interesting story and I just started the other one  that now has a new name.

Sharee

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 5:17 AM Carolyn Harmon <charmon59@...> wrote:
Sorry..I've had a copy for years. Plan to read again.

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 12:46 PM Sharee Hughes <shareehughes1@...> wrote:
Amazon has a copy of that book for $112.87. A little steep for my blood. Must be rare.

Sharee

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 11:14 AM Carolyn Harmon <charmon59@...> wrote:
The Last Letter  Margaret Pemberton


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Rosemary Abbey
 

It might be worth checking out your local library to see if they have a copy that you could borrow and read.
A local library not far from where I live has a copy, so once libraries open again, I will be placing a reservation on the title.


On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 12:48 AM Sharee Hughes <shareehughes1@...> wrote:
Where so you live, Carolyn? If you're i the US, maybe you could loan it out to people. Book rate isn't very expensive to mail. I's be willing to pay for you to send it to me. then maybe someone else would like to read it and we can pass it around. Sound like a winner? The Peat Dead was a pretty interesting story and I just started the other one  that now has a new name.

Sharee

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 5:17 AM Carolyn Harmon <charmon59@...> wrote:
Sorry..I've had a copy for years. Plan to read again.

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 12:46 PM Sharee Hughes <shareehughes1@...> wrote:
Amazon has a copy of that book for $112.87. A little steep for my blood. Must be rare.

Sharee

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 11:14 AM Carolyn Harmon <charmon59@...> wrote:
The Last Letter  Margaret Pemberton


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Carolyn Harmon
 

Maybe once I have a chance to read it again..I'm in the middle of a couple of projects so it will probably be a couple of wees.

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 9:48 AM Sharee Hughes <shareehughes1@...> wrote:
Where so you live, Carolyn? If you're i the US, maybe you could loan it out to people. Book rate isn't very expensive to mail. I's be willing to pay for you to send it to me. then maybe someone else would like to read it and we can pass it around. Sound like a winner? The Peat Dead was a pretty interesting story and I just started the other one  that now has a new name.

Sharee

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 5:17 AM Carolyn Harmon <charmon59@...> wrote:
Sorry..I've had a copy for years. Plan to read again.

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 12:46 PM Sharee Hughes <shareehughes1@...> wrote:
Amazon has a copy of that book for $112.87. A little steep for my blood. Must be rare.

Sharee

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 11:14 AM Carolyn Harmon <charmon59@...> wrote:
The Last Letter  Margaret Pemberton


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Sharee Hughes
 

Where so you live, Carolyn? If you're i the US, maybe you could loan it out to people. Book rate isn't very expensive to mail. I's be willing to pay for you to send it to me. then maybe someone else would like to read it and we can pass it around. Sound like a winner? The Peat Dead was a pretty interesting story and I just started the other one  that now has a new name.

Sharee

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 5:17 AM Carolyn Harmon <charmon59@...> wrote:
Sorry..I've had a copy for years. Plan to read again.

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 12:46 PM Sharee Hughes <shareehughes1@...> wrote:
Amazon has a copy of that book for $112.87. A little steep for my blood. Must be rare.

Sharee

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 11:14 AM Carolyn Harmon <charmon59@...> wrote:
The Last Letter  Margaret Pemberton


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Carolyn Harmon
 

Sorry..I've had a copy for years. Plan to read again.

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 12:46 PM Sharee Hughes <shareehughes1@...> wrote:
Amazon has a copy of that book for $112.87. A little steep for my blood. Must be rare.

Sharee

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 11:14 AM Carolyn Harmon <charmon59@...> wrote:
The Last Letter  Margaret Pemberton


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Sharee Hughes
 

Thanks for that nfo. I will get it as soon as I have finished The Peat dead.

Sharee

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 12:31 PM <bqbarnard@...> wrote:
Above Suspicion is available on Kindle for $5.99 under its new title Who Would Suspect! 


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

bqbarnard@...
 

Above Suspicion is available on Kindle for $5.99 under its new title Who Would Suspect! 


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Sharee Hughes
 

Amazon has a copy of that book for $112.87. A little steep for my blood. Must be rare.

Sharee

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 11:14 AM Carolyn Harmon <charmon59@...> wrote:
The Last Letter  Margaret Pemberton


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Sharee Hughes
 

I'm about 1/2 way through ow. It's very interesting. The writing style is very different from American writers--at east  a lot different from mine. I write 3 series: one is a private investigator series based in Hawaii and the other two are :cozy" mysteries, one that takes place in Florida, one in Oregon.

I visited Islay quite a few years ago (2003) with some friends. We stayed a a B&B on a farm near Port Ellen--right by the beach. I can't remember the name of it. I looked online to try to find it but the only farmhouse B&B I could find was Kentraw Farm and that is in the wrong place. Anyway,  I'm glad I had that opportunity to go there because that makes me familiar enough with Port Ellen, Bowmore, and Port Charlotte and the museum there that I know what they're talking about.

I wanted to get Above Suspicion as well, but it was not available or Kindle and I didnt want to send the money for the print edition.

Sharee



On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 9:14 AM Merle Duncan <clanduncan@...> wrote:

Thanks, Diane. It’s ordered.

Merle

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Sharee Hughes
Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:30 AM
To: Islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

 

Okay, everyone, you might want to read this book. I ordered it this afternoon for my Kindle and I've read about a third of it. But I have to quit nwo and go to bed. Interesting read.

 

I write mysteries myself, so enjoy reading them as well.  

 

Thanks again, Diane, for mentioning this book.

 

Sharee

 

On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 3:33 PM M. Diane Rogers <diane_rogers@...> wrote:

I just noticed a mystery book set on Islay - The Peat Dead by by Allan Martin. I think I'll read this one.

And I know of another - Above Suspicion by The Mulgray Twins. Has anyone read either? 

Are there other #fiction books we could be reading to learn more about Islay? Past and present. 

Not off topic as a review said The Peat Dead was " so redolent of its island setting that you practically smell the peat and whisky on the pages.” – Douglas Skelton". Seems good for these isolated and distanced days.

Hoping you and yours are all well. Take care everyone.
Diane 
M. Diane Rogers

 


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Carolyn Harmon
 

The Last Letter  Margaret Pemberton


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Merle Duncan
 

Thanks, Diane. It’s ordered.

Merle

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Sharee Hughes
Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:30 AM
To: Islay@scotland-genealogy.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Islay] Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

 

Okay, everyone, you might want to read this book. I ordered it this afternoon for my Kindle and I've read about a third of it. But I have to quit nwo and go to bed. Interesting read.

 

I write mysteries myself, so enjoy reading them as well.  

 

Thanks again, Diane, for mentioning this book.

 

Sharee

 

On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 3:33 PM M. Diane Rogers <diane_rogers@...> wrote:

I just noticed a mystery book set on Islay - The Peat Dead by by Allan Martin. I think I'll read this one.

And I know of another - Above Suspicion by The Mulgray Twins. Has anyone read either? 

Are there other #fiction books we could be reading to learn more about Islay? Past and present. 

Not off topic as a review said The Peat Dead was " so redolent of its island setting that you practically smell the peat and whisky on the pages.” – Douglas Skelton". Seems good for these isolated and distanced days.

Hoping you and yours are all well. Take care everyone.
Diane 
M. Diane Rogers

 


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Sharee Hughes
 

Okay, everyone, you might want to read this book. I ordered it this afternoon for my Kindle and I've read about a third of it. But I have to quit nwo and go to bed. Interesting read.

I write mysteries myself, so enjoy reading them as well.  

Thanks again, Diane, for mentioning this book.

Sharee

On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 3:33 PM M. Diane Rogers <diane_rogers@...> wrote:
I just noticed a mystery book set on Islay - The Peat Dead by by Allan Martin. I think I'll read this one.

And I know of another - Above Suspicion by The Mulgray Twins. Has anyone read either? 

Are there other #fiction books we could be reading to learn more about Islay? Past and present. 
Not off topic as a review said The Peat Dead was " so redolent of its island setting that you practically smell the peat and whisky on the pages.” – Douglas Skelton". Seems good for these isolated and distanced days.

Hoping you and yours are all well. Take care everyone.
Diane 
M. Diane Rogers


Re: Mysteries and other novels set on Islay?

Sharee Hughes
 

Thanks for this, Diane. I just ordered The Peat Dead for my Kindle.

Sharee

On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 3:33 PM M. Diane Rogers <diane_rogers@...> wrote:
I just noticed a mystery book set on Islay - The Peat Dead by by Allan Martin. I think I'll read this one.

And I know of another - Above Suspicion by The Mulgray Twins. Has anyone read either? 

Are there other #fiction books we could be reading to learn more about Islay? Past and present. 
Not off topic as a review said The Peat Dead was " so redolent of its island setting that you practically smell the peat and whisky on the pages.” – Douglas Skelton". Seems good for these isolated and distanced days.

Hoping you and yours are all well. Take care everyone.
Diane 
M. Diane Rogers