McRenegade Cally Phillips has ‘history’ with ‘Scotland’s Forgotten Bestseller’ S.R.Crockett. Last year she brought 32 of his works back into publication as The Galloway Collection – making it possible for modern readers to make up their own mind about this long overlooked and much maligned Scottish writer.
And after all that hard work, it was time for a holiday surely? So Cally spent the winter ‘virtually’ in the Galloway Hills in the company of S.R.Crockett, and guides both fictional and real as well as a panoply of his characters from a selection of his books.
Inspired by Crockett’s 1904 publication ‘Raiderland,’
Cally takes the reader on an armchair adventure into the hills and says ‘I set off into the hills in search of adventure, with no fixed path or goal. I imagined it would be lonely at times but I have never been alone in the company of Crockett, his characters and a plethora of guides both real and imaginary. Along the way I discovered something quite unexpected about the connection between fiction and reality.’
From Glentrool to Back Hill o’ the Bush, taking in Loch Enoch, The Dungeon of Buchan and many other places both real and imaginary, if you have never been into the Galloway Hills this book will make you want to go and if you know them well you’ll see them in quite a new light.
You can buy the paperback at the Galloway Raiders online store HERE or Amazon HERE
And the ebook is available for download from the Galloway Raiders online store (kindle and epub formats) HERE or Amazon (kindle format) HERE
And if this sparks an interest in S.R.Crockett’s other work, you might like to join the Galloway Raiders. Membership is free and entitles you discounts on all books.