DOLLS OF DECEIT by Bettyanne Twigg It is said that the history of dolls is the history of mankind. Children mimic their mothers, and the first dolls were probably found objects that resembled the human shape. Dolls are made of rag, stone, bone, wood, wax, china...anything that can be formed into a human … Continue reading DOLLS OF DECEIT
Lady Julianne and the wee bairn
In a scene from Chapter Eight: Lady Julianne holds the baby, born premature in Elspeth's cottage. Elspeth's dog, Scathatch stands guard. Julianne sat quietly before the fire staring at him. He was still not moving much, but he was taking a bit more substance. I had made him a honey tit and he seemed to … Continue reading Lady Julianne and the wee bairn
Gracie and the gig standing ready near the stables.
Malcolm often hired the grey mare "Gracie" and a gig (a 2-wheeled sprung carriage pulled by a single horse) from Daniel, the blacksmith's apprentice.
This is a photo taken of Torrport located on the Great Canadian Grid. http://www.greatcanadiangrid.ca/. It is a virtual world and you can walk around and see the sights! Malcolm's infirmary is in the far left building. Torrport was created by the authors to help imagine scenes in the book. You are most welcome to come … Continue reading Torrport Harbour
Chapter One: Introduction to Malcolm Forrester and the Smallpox Story
The book begins with Malcolm coming back from Torrport to see the first smallpox patient, Jean Tremblay of Rouen, France. We meet a few of the men Malcolm will be working with later in the book.
An Excerpt from Chapter 15
This is the first draft of the start of Chapter 15 I wrote yesterday. It is Malcolm speaking. Hope it brings a smile. *** “It’s a breech birth and we have to turn it or it won’t come out and they could both die.” My head was turned to speak to him as I was … Continue reading An Excerpt from Chapter 15