Author Julia Stewart on how Scotland's fishing history inspired her latest book

Author Julia Stewart on how Scotland's fishing history inspired her latest book
 

WHEN one of Barack Obama’s favourite writers unearthed a tiny pearl while scuba diving off Bahrain, she had no idea such a special jewel could once have been found much closer to home.
Julia Stuart, whose dad is from Dunblane, was shocked to discover some of the world’s most stunning pearls had been found in rivers not far from her family’s former house.
She started to research what had happened to Scotland’s once booming freshwater pearl mussel population and the people who had made their living fishing for pearls.
She used what she discovered as the inspiration for her latest novel, The... read more

 
16 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 30
Source: Daily Record
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