Seeking John Campbell
Seeking John Campbell: finding pioneers and patriots in the pampas is the true story of John Daffurn's journey to discover the heirs to a £200,000 unclaimed estate.
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Below are the published reviews of the book.
“…excellent for anyone who likes reading real-life adventures…”
“Written with the verve of a detective, the tenacity of an academic, and the creativity of a novelist…”
“The research undertaken is incredible – the history and biographies are wonderfully detailed… a thoughtful first-person narrative that never grows tired or dull..
by Family Tree magazine
“The historical framing and intimate life events of those he writes of make for an enjoyable and dramatic true tale well told.”
by Kassie Ritman Goodreads
“…Knowing Isabel was born in Argentina and her father was John Campbell he painstakingly narrowed Isabel’s potential male parent down to three men and researched their individual histories. These he skillfully wove together from the eighteenth century onwards, along with huge amounts of historical information to make their stories really come alive.
by Heir Hunters Association
“…Seeking John Campbell is a spectacular example of what might lie beyond the names and dates, and Daffurn’s story is an inspiration for researchers.I really enjoyed this book! Can you tell?”
“…a well-written historical account of three men – each coincidentally called John Campbell – who may be the unknown father of Isabel Greig. In discovering the stories of these three men, the author tells the history of the twentieth century though the prism of three families.”
“…kept me engaged from start to finish..”
“Seeking John Campbell, preparing for publication” is now the category containing my posts about the transition from manuscript to publication.