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Tapestry -
the story of a family:


“The names we bear are a paradox. They may give us identity, but that very identity is an absurdity.”

Surnames come to us from our fathers, and from our father’s fathers. However, by looking only for the origins of our names, we miss out on the rich tapestry of the many different families who have given us their genes. My search for these missing names has taken me from Lanarkshire to Edinburgh, London and South Africa and back again ....

Patterns -
a family journey:


“I tell you today, that every ounce of gold taken from the bowls of our soil will yet have to be weighed up with rivers of tears.”

Thus, in 1885, did Paul Kruger, President of the Transvaal, welcome the discovery of major gold deposits on the borders of the newly-independent state.
In my second family history book, I travel again to South Africa, this time to uncover the facts about my mother’s early life. Born in the Transvaal, she lived her childhood through one of the most turbulent periods of South African history ....

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Above:
Hopetoun House, near Edinburgh
Seat of the Earl of Hopetoun and Marquess of Linlithgow

James Spring, my 4-greats-grandfather,
was Head Forester to the Earls,
1781-1838
Above:
Frederick Bell
my maternal grandfather
Left:
The James Spring memorial stone in Abercorn Churchyard.
Left:
my mother as a young woman
Tapestry
is available as a Kindle book exclusively from Amazon at
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00I2PACTY
and from other Amazon sites worldwide.
Tapestry
is available as a Kindle book exclusively from Amazon at
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00I2PACTY
and from other Amazon sites worldwide.
I still have a few copies of this hardback book for sale. Please click here for details of how to obtain one.

... something interesting happened to me at work today ...    (Shirin Ebadi)

... something interesting happened to me at work today ...    (Shirin Ebadi)