Fraserburgh author writes new adventure tale

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A Fraserburgh author has published a new novel.

Mark Jackson has written ‘The Revenge of Colonel Blood’, an adventure story aimed at children, their grandparents and the adventurous young at heart. A former journalist and photographer, Mark has lived both in London and Scotland.

Mark set out to write the kind of story that he would liked to have read as a boy. Commenting, Mark said: “I wanted to write for reluctant readers. I was one. I read at school, but had little interest in books at home. That was until I fell ill with glandular fever, when I was about 12.

“I missed almost a year of school and spent my days only being able to read.

“By the end of that period, I was devouring stories and even writing some myself.”

The story is set in London in 1925. The Crown Jewels, the greatest treasure in the world, have been stolen. It is up to three Beefeaters and a Chelsea Pensioner to get it back.

The hunt for the thieves will take them into London’s murky underworld and to the north of Scotland in search of Colonel Blood. This is a tale of high adventure, daring and risk.

Leading the chase is a former Gordon Highlander, John ‘Mac’ McDonald. Now the Ravenmaster at the Tower of London, Mac disturbed the thieves during their night raid and almost paid with his life.

Now he and his colleagues, fellow Yeoman Warders Tommy Battle and Ged Keilty, together with Chelsea Pensioner Evan Thomas, are on the raiders’ trail.

‘The Revenge of Colonel Blood’ is published by Troubador Publishing and is available locally from Dyga’s and Stephen’s in Fraserburgh and as an ebook from Kindle.