The Bannockburn Years won the Constable Trophy in 1997 and was published by Luath Press in 1998, Edinburgh which attracted critical comment by some scholars most of whom had not read the book and imagined he had not read theirs. Not so! He had even read the sources and rejected theirs. Realizing that current theory was flawed, he set out to investigate the matter fully and prove his conclusions.
How did the Scots win the War of Independence, against a neighbour ten times as powerful?
Did the Scots have a secret weapon at their disposal?
Should Scotland now become independent?
" ...a brilliant storyteller ... I shall expect to see your name writ large hereafter." ~ Nigel Tranter
What is goodness? That is what this novel is about. It cannot be defined. It can only be shown in relation to evil. Often it remains unseen and uncelebrated. It is often defeated by more powerful forces, but that does not diminish its sublime worth. To be good, you do not have to win the battle. You need only stand up and fight for right - hardest when no one else will; all the more worthy if it is likely to lead to an unmourned tomb.
SUBTITLE: Paradise demolished What should you say to a suicide bomber to divert him from blowing himself and innocents to fragments? That is what this novel is for. The characters determine the answer.