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A freelance public health journalist for twenty-five years and founder, in 2005, of the Lonely Furrow Company Consultancy (helping clients with wellbeing issues), Elizabeth also writes fiction. Published in 2016, The Wolf of Dalriada is the first part of an historical adventure series; The Wolf of Dalriada Part 2 – Staining the Soul is now in production and due for publication in 2018; and more Wolf of Dalriada stories are already being planned. This is truly a saga of people who have to survive through times of enormous change but would still rather like to live happily ever after.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Elizabeth wrote her first stories as the age of four, largely because no-one else had written the stories she wanted to read, and her writing life has continued to flourish and grow in much the same serendipitous way. Between reading English Language & Literature at Bedford College, University of London, and acquiring an MA in Linguistics at the University of Essex, she explored Europe as a teacher of English and Creative Writing. Later, she worked as a freelance journalist – published for over twenty five years, in national, regional and local magazines and newspapers – when she focussed on Public Health. Her work embraced important and far-reaching issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder in the armed forces and suicide among our farmers and the health of foreign seamen trapped on ships held in British ports. Since 2005, when she founded the Lonely Furrow Company Writing Consultancy, Elizabeth has been helping clients use writing to explore their hopes, fears and lives. But Elizabeth now writes historical fiction and this has resulted in The Wolf of Dalriada novels. These stories have grown out of Elizabeth’s love for history, travelling and adventure – perhaps a not altogether unexpected development! To find out more about Elizabeth’s work and this series, contact Elizabeth through http://www.elizabeth-gates.com.
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The Wolf of Dalriada series begins in 18th Century Scotland, as the French Revolution is bloodily over-turning the established social order throughout Europe. In turbulent times like these, people need a miracle. Can The Wolf of Dalriada provide one, delivering his clan and the woman he loves from the evil which threatens to engulf them all?
Sir Walter Scott, move over! Here is a page-turner of an historic novel as Scottish as whisky. It concerns two young lassies, one French, one English, as they negotiate the perils of eighteenth-century life amid greed, lust, politics and revolution. A rich cavalcade of characters appear, some repellant, others heroic, and some simply comical (I particularly enjoyed the burgesses of Oban). I await the sequel with eagerness.
This book has everything for the lover of historical fiction. Moving between the French Revolution and the troubled history of 18th century Scotland Gates traces the fortunes of the laird of Dalriada and the beautiful French woman Adele, trapped in a loveless marriage by the deceits of her father. Lovely evocative writing full of drama and romance, you won't want to put this down.