Historical writer Leonard Low turns his attention to the Fife village of Largo and uncovers dark secrets buried in dusty tomes from bygone years. He tells of Pictish inhabitants and rampaging Roman invaders whose relics have been destroyed and all but forgotten. He brings to life one of Scotland's great unsung naval heroes, Admiral Sir Andrew Wood.
Leonard Low has previously written about Pittenweem's witch trials in his book The Weem Witch. Now he devotes a chapter to ill-fated residents of Largo who were caught up in the witch terror. A diary kept by a seventeenth-century local offers surprising insights. Largo's Untold Stories reveals little-known facts about Alexander Selkirk, the castaway who inspired Robinson Crusoe. Low writes about a forgotten maritime disaster off Scotland's west coast. Finally, he writes about body-snatching and the ill-fated Franklin expedition to discover the North-West Passage round Canada.
All in all, Largo's Untold Stories is an absorbing and fascinating collection, that includes little-known historical details from many centuries.
Leonard Low was born in Fife, in Upper Largo, in 1967, and moved to London in 1988 for a career of film-set building and painting. As he is colour blind, his pictures have been classified and sold as very unusual pieces of work. Lenny has long been fascinated by local history in his area of Fife, and has run heavily-subscribed 'Weem Witch' tours in Pittenweem. He lives in Leven -- and he has a passion for East Fife FC.