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Paperback Book Launch ~ The Healing Paths of Fife

DSCN3925[1]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.

Available through:

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.

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Queensferry Crossing Experience in Photos

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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 andDSCN4190 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.

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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 bridgeDSCN4227 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.

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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)

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Offer of 12 Book Reviews on Diana’s Book Review Spot

Would you like me to review your book on my blog and on Goodreads in the next twelve months?

Are you a Scottish author in particular?

I would like to focus my book reviews in the next year on good Scottish literature. Now, I am happy to choose famous, less well known or debut authors. These would be honest reviews, but I would only post my review with your permission. I read historical fiction, fantasy, mystery, crime, saga and women’s lighter fiction. I’m not too enthusiastic about passionate and explicit romance.

If you would like me to consider your book, then all I ask is a small donation of £3 or more for Kinghorn Community Library, which is only just opening this month due to hard work from many enthusiastic volunteers.. I don’t consider this as payment for a review just a donation to a worthy and needy cause.

Here’s our Just Giving Page

Firstly get in touch by email diana@dianamaryjackson.co.uk and request a review.

Then we’ll agree a month and you can make your donation.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you. Please RT and share if you can. I will consider any books outside of Scotland too, especially if I’ve already reviewed one of your books favourably.

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