Although ‘The Healing Paths of Fife’ came out on kindle in April, it has only just been launched as a paperback to be available for order though any good bookshop.
Waterstones Amazon UK Amazon.com
To celebrate its conception it could not be more fitting but to hold my first public sale at Kinghorn in Bloom Christmas Fair
At Kinghorn Church Hall
On Saturday 11th November
From 10am to 12.30pm.
Do pop in and have a chat, buy a signed copy and browse the other lovely stalls.
The Queensferry Crossing, Scotland
We were fortunate to be allocated passes to walk over the Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh last Sunday. Catching the train from Kinghorn and alighting at Inverkeithing, we had a short walk to Ferry Toll, where we were security checked and bused to the bridge. The organisation was slick, cheerful and efficient and reminiscent of The Olympics (or The Commonwealth Games)
We were given only an hour to walk the 1.7 miles. This was perfect to include regular pauses to take photos and enjoy The Queensferry Crossing, the old Forth Road Bridge and The Forth Bridge, the iconic rail bridge admired by thousands over two centuries.
Here’s the rail bridge appearing Nessie – like through the gaps in the wind shielding glass; a photo which will never again be taken except from a moving vehicle.
At intervals information boards gave us fascinating facts and figures about the bridge and its construction and also historical background. On this one we were told that, whilst clearing the site, signs of the oldest dwellings in Scotland were discovered.
The views of the other bridges wowed us by their grace and symmetry.
The glimmers of sunlight through the clouds enhanced the beauty of The Queensferry Crossing itself. I couldn’t help but wonder, half way across, what Queen Margaret (or St Margaret (1045-1093) would have thought of it all, since she instigated the first ferry route for pilgrims over the Firth of Forth, which existed until the first road bridge was opened in 1964.
(Diana Jackson is the author of ‘The Healing Paths of Fife’ a fantasy memoir of her walk along the Fife Coastal Path)
There have been a few glitches getting the paperback version of ‘The Healing Paths of Fife’ because Eventispress are trying out a new method of distribution. More about that in another post.
Anyway, a box of ‘The Healing Paths of Fife’ has finally arrived. Patience is a virtue they say.
I am giving away two copies of the paperback version to readers in the UK for the best responses in completing the sentence:
I’d like to travel over the new Queensferry Crossing because …..
Responses can be made as comments on this blog, on my facebook page or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All you need to know about the Queensferry Crossing ~ STV News
If you don’t live in the UK and your response is really good then I can send you an Amazon gift voucher for a kindle version of The Healing Paths of Fife instead.
Even better, if you’d like to donate to our new community library in Kinghorn, Fife as well, then I’m only a quarter way to my target fundraising for our walk over the Queensferry Crossing this Sunday.
Here’s the link: Justgiving ~ Kinghorn Library