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USA blogger holds “win a free book” competition

Kassie Ritman aka Mom, blogger of “Maybe someone should write that down…”  who reviewed my book earlier has set up a competition on her blog…Win a Free Book!. Thanks Kassie      

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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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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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A month in Argentina (2)

A bus and taxi from Buenos Aires took me to Monte Buey. The following morning I set out with a local architect and an interpreter to locate the Estancia Los Dos Hermanos which had been owned by John Otto Campbell … Continue reading

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A month in Argentina (1)

Although the draft of Seeking John Campbell had been completed I felt a compulsion to visit Argentina to research a few loose ends and to understand where and how the families of the three John Campbells had lived. In March 2014 … Continue reading

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