The random name I had plucked from the Bona Vacantia list of unclaimed estates was that of a lady who had died in 1995.
A quick internet search informed me that she had been born in Argentina and her wedding certificate gave me the name of her father, John Campbell, a rancher.
Months later I had found three John Campbells who were ranchers in Argentina, all of whom could be the father. As I investigated the histories of these three families I started to uncover amazing stories of pioneering and patriotism.
Although having never written a book before I felt compelled to commit my research to paper as I continued my search for the right John Campbell.