Marie Macpherson #AuthorInTheSpotlight @MGMacpherson

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Marie Macpherson

I’m very pleased to welcome Marie MacPherson as my Author in the Spotlight today. The second in her Knox Blast of the Trumpet trilogy was published in September 2015. You can order a copy online here.  Marie has very kindly offered a signed copy of the book as a giveaway for a UK reader so look for the entry link at the bottom of the page.

First of all, would you tell me a little about yourself?

I’m an Honest Toun lass, born in Musselburgh and raised on the site of the Battle of Pinkie  – which may explain my passion for 16th century Scottish history. But after seeing the film, Dr Zhivago, I chose to study Russian at Strathclyde University and spent a year in the Soviet Union to research my PhD on the writer Lermontov, said to be descended from Thomas the Rhymer.

What inspired you…

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