… and to complete the countdown, here’s a word that’s unlikely to be heard in ‘real’ conversation today. The archival photograph is courtesy of my friends at the Buckie and District Fishing Heritage Centre in Scotland.
large tubs or troughs containing herring ready for gutting
There was also the screaming of hundreds of gulls circling above the farlins, and calls of Fill up! and Over here!
Elemental will be available tomorrow from good bookshops, online booksellers and direct from UWA Publishing. Thanks for checking in!
4 responses to “A wee countdown: 1”
Best countdown ever. Congratulations on getting Elemental published, and out there into the world. What an achievement! Awesome. I think the young women in the beautiful photo, above, would be astonished that someone took the time to write a novel which they’re very much a part of.
Thanks, Marlish. I really have appreciated all your comments 🙂 And what a lovely thought about those gorgeous, strong women and girls who were part of the herring trade in the early twentieth century. I am such in awe of them. There are more photos on the book trailer, if you’d like to take a look: http://www.youtube.com/edit?ns=1&video_id=qubsunhhZVo
so good to see this gorgeous photograph and i agree with Marlish,those girls would be amazed and thankful that someone could describe the hardship they endured,wishes for a great publication day tomorrow xxx
thank you 🙂 it really is a lovely thing to imagine that they would like their story told. I hope I’ve done those wonderful girls justice xx