'Atmosphere abounds and pace and good story telling are maintained throughout a book that is difficult to put down; description is plentiful and often poetic. Readers will delight in the descriptions of the land, the plants, the birds and animals and will enjoy the contribution of Tom's dog, 'Meg'.'
The Eildon Tree, arts of the Scottish Borders.
From the Author
'Tom Fleck' came, in part, as a response to what greets me when I walk into bookshops: glossy covers of historical novels that push jewelled Tudor cleavages at the reader - and within, yet more tangled intrigues of royal courts. I seldom feel an emotional connection with these great lords and their ladies. Where are the stories of the ancestors of ordinary people? I don't see any. So I've written a story of the life and adventures of forgotten men and women, people without heraldry, people who left no record except for the blood that, at least poetically, might still flow in our modern veins.
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