Author Archives: John Daffurn

Excerpt from Seeking John Campbell (2)

…At the end of April 1825, Hugh and his family, under the patronage of Grierson, headed to Edinburgh by stagecoach. It seems that Grierson, as a goodwill gesture, paid Robson, three other ploughmen and two servant girls a half-year’s salary … Continue reading

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USA withholding tax on book sales

I may not have a blockbuster on my hands but it is disconcerting when you discover that any royalties earned on book sales in the USA will be subject to a 30% withholding tax. However Karen Inglis’ blog on this … Continue reading

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Paperback proof copies

All books were printed on creme paper and the first to arrive was a Createspace proof from the USA (middle book in image). Blogs had already warned me that the creme paper was the most yellow but without any comparison I … Continue reading

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Print on Demand

The decision regarding Print on Demand suppliers is a minefield because of the burgeoning options available and the particular issues around Amazon’s preferred supplier, Createspace. This task was helped by Karen Inglis’ excellent and now updated blog on the subject. … Continue reading

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The blog of my month in Argentina

Most of March 2014 was spent in Argentina and between my last minute research I had time for sightseeing in Buenos Aires. One of the most interesting places I visited was  Recoleta cemetary the final resting place of Eva Peron amongst … Continue reading

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A month in Argentina (4)

John Argentine Campbell was a formidable sportsman and polo player. After being schooled at Fettes College and going up to Cambridge John returned to the Argentine and c. 1905 built the house below in the English style on land which … Continue reading

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A month in Argentina (3)

From Monte Buey I took two more overnight buses. The first to Cordoba and the second to San Miguel de Tucuman where the decalartion of the Argentine independence was made in 1825. John Otto Campbell sold Los Dos Hermanos after … Continue reading

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