Saturday, August 9, 2008

Edinburgh




Here I am back from my trip. What a beautiful city Edinburgh, Scotland is. Ancient and modern, and very walkable. You can be in tiny little passages lined by huge stone houses, and then on a broad shopping street that is as good as anywhere in the world.
The Royal mile links the castle and Holyrood house, the home of Mary Queen of Scots at one time. It is wonderful. The only blight was that it rained from my getting there to my leaving. However, I enjoyed being with my friend, Loren from New Zealand, and we did not let the terrible weather stop us from doing anything that we wanted. I am going to attach a picture of The Royal Mile, but it is taken at night, still you might get the atmosphere.

I also saw the cafe where JK Rowling sat writing the Harry Potter stories, picture attached. Can you imagine - Scotland and Edinburgh in particular is very rich in the literary tradition.

I am looking forward to writing my blog on Thursday so will chat to you again then. By the way, the best news when I arrived home was a letter from my Publisher, Robert Hale, telling me he was going to buy my new romantic suspense! When that book comes out, it will be my 22nd - I have to say it of myself, "way to go Maggie!"


Cheers, Margaret.

4 comments:

Kathleen said...

Thanks for sharing the photos -- sounds like an amazing trip!

Kathleen said...

NUMBER 22 -- DEFINITELY WAY TO GO!Congratulations! What good news to come home to.

Debbie Wallace said...

Fantastic news about the new book! And it sounds like you had a great time on your trip.

22 books?! I'm not even halfway there:)

Sarita Leone said...

Congratulations Margaret! Woo hoo! What great news!

22 books--wow. You amaze me. And inspire me. What lovely news to find waiting at home for you. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. :)

And I love the photos. It sounds like you had a fabulous trip. One of these times I'd love to be a mouse in your pocket. You take such lovely excursions!