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Dream Come True at Ballindalloch Castle

09-07-2012 No comments yet

Once upon a time, the combination of a dream of one author and the genealogy research expertise of the other; ignited the storyline for Bloodlines – Touch Not the Cat.

The success that has befallen the spiritual genealogy mystery novel since its publication was awarded June 5th 2012 with a very special event at the main location of the novel: Ballindalloch Castle.

At the invitation of the current Lady Laird; Clare Macpherson-Grant Russell, the fictional inhabitants of the Ballindalloch Estate and their authors were welcomed in the charming castle tearoom.

As an extra wonderful surprise, the passengers of the famous ‘Royal Scotsman Train Journey’, that includes Ballindalloch Castle in its excursion program, visited the event.

Among the passengers was Arts and Travel writer Vivien Devlin, who shared her views on inspirational train journeys and talked to the authors about the sequel: Bloodlines – Traces, they are currently working on.

“What could be more appropriate”, Viv Devlin said “than to follow in the footsteps of Agatha Christie and have a murder or mystery on board the Orient Express Royal Scotsman train”.

With the words of Shari Low in mind, who in her Daily Record review of Bloodlines Touch Not the Cat described the novel as ”the perfect starting point for a series” this might well be another dream come true in the sequel, where the Royal Scotsman will bring an American passenger “who has a story to tell” to Ballindalloch castle…


Photo album Ballindalloch June 5th event

More on the Royal Scotsman by Vivien Devlin


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