The Moss of Cree, A Scottish Childhood

In June, my memoir, ‘The Moss of Cree, A Scottish Childhood’, will be published by Firefallmedia in its “Highland Sea” series after the success last year of ‘Largie Castle, a Rifled Nest’, which was featured in ‘Scotland Magazine’ and serialised in The Courier (Dundee) from 15 May - 15 September.

‘The Moss of Cree, a Scottish Childhood’, set in the 50s and 60s, is about my early life on a dairy farm situated close to the banks of Wigtownshire’s River Cree, not far from Newton Stewart and Wigtown.

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Largie Castle, A Rifled Nest

by Mary C. Gladstone

“A Scottish Downton Abbey” - Maureen Hodge

by Firefallmedia:

Non-fiction: history, biography

After escaping from Singapore, 75 years ago in the middle of WW2, Angus Macdonald, the future Laird of Lee Castle drowned, when his transport was torpedoed by the Japanese. All the British witnesses but one also died, some cannibalized by the other few survivors. Reports of Angus’s death caused a generation of family silence. Now, Mary C. Gladstone, his niece, has revisited his life, from his birth at Largie Castle, the family home on ancestral land, to his death in the Pacific, and finds that he died twice, once in fact, and again in the press, slandered by a jackal.

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