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Steve Savage Publishers Ltd
CoverSt Andrews' Untold Stories

Leonard Low
sample extract

also by Leonard Low:

The Battle of St Monans
Largo's Untold Stories
The Weem Witch
isbn 9781904246442 rrp 9.95 paperback illustrated 192 pages

St Andrews is a peaceful and attractive place today, but Leonard Low has dug through dusty tomes to uncover a past of religious war, murder, adultery, plagues, witch trials, disasters at sea, air raids, all recounted with vivid impact, to delight his many fans.

It all started with the arrival in Fife of St Andrew's bones. Read how David Stewart, eldest son of Robert III, was starved to death in a dungeon. Read about the burning of a Protestant martyr and the murder of a Catholic cardinal; terrifying witch-hunts; the Kirk's attempts to enforce good behaviour; the ravages of the plague years; the murder of an archbishop and its terrible consequences; shipping disasters great and small; rabbit wars on the golf course; a WW1 hero with a St Andrews connection; a WW2 Luftwaffe air raid; painful deaths from poisoned sausages; the excavation of medieval monks; the Al Capone connection ... and the arrival in Scotland of more of St Andrew's bones.

St Andrews' Untold Stories follows in the footsteps of Largo's Untold Stories, also by Leonard Low.

 

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.

'A topic he's quite passionate about ... fascinating ... fans of Len's other books will be glad to know there's some witch stories in there too'
-- Fife Today

'Leonard Low, who also wrote The Weem Witch and Largo's Untold Stories, writes with enthusiasm and definitive style and gusto'
-- The Courier