The Adventures of
Children's books by Ian James and Caroline Nixon, based on the fictitious farm of Toddy Hill in the Cumbrian borders as sold in Fortnum and Mason's in London. More information here.
The Bewcastle Miscellany
The Bewcastle Miscellany was published to celebrate the Millennium in Bewcastle with the aid of a Millennium Award Grant from Voluntary Action Cumbria, and is a collection of local articles from Ancient times to the present day written by members of the Bewcastle Heritage Society, plus articles by two professional historians. Articles include:
The book sold out of its first print run of 500, has been reprinted in 2003, and is available for £6.00 per copy including postage inside U.K. Outside U.K, please enquire first. Available from Ian James, Midtodhills, Roadhead, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 6PF. Cheques made payable to 'Bewcastle Miscellany'
"Deadlock and Deliverance"
William Armstrong of Kinmont was the most infamous Scottish Border Reiver of the 16th century, immortalised by Sir Walter Scott, great poet and writer, in his ‘Ballad of Kinmont Willie’ penned at the beginning of the 19th century.
Tom Moss has researched the historical records and woven this into a fictional accout of his rescue from Carlisle Castle.
To whet your appetite, he has generously donated a short story for this website. Read on.
For more information on his books, click here.