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Thank You
Hi Malcolm. I came across your profile on the Next Chapter site this morning, while looking up a friend's work. It was no coincidence that yours was the only profile I clicked on besides hers, because I love historic fiction and several of your books will help me with both atmosphere and facts in relation to the places/times some of my great-grandparents lived... Edinburgh 1820s (convicts transported to Australia) and Dundee up to 1841 (whalers and coopers by trade, migrated to Australia). I have some information already, but feel sure your books will bring this into focus. I will read your books with great interest... I believe our generations are the keepers of history and I thank you for the depth of the work you've undertaken (obvious from reading about your work) and your contribution to the preservation of history. Cheers. Kathryn.
Posted by Kathryn Coughran on 17 August 2019
Hi Kathryn,

Many thanks for your kind comments. I do hope that my books are of some interest to you as well as of use. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly if I can be of any help!
Posted by Malcolm Archibald on 20 August 2019
Windrush
I just finished the newest Windrush and completely enjoyed it. I feared after number five it might be the last and was happy to pre-order Warriors of God when I saw it was coming out. I'm especially happy he's still in India. I quite enjoy books about The Great Game and hope you have Jack join the Guides. You keep writing them and I'll keep reading them! All my best.
Posted by Shad Schroeder on 11 July 2019
Hi Shad,

Many thanks for reading Warriors, and for taking the trouble to send me your comments. I am very glad that you are enjoying the Windrush series. The Guides have fascinated me for quite some time; in their way they were the elite formation of the late 19th Century, a sort of Victorian SAS for glamour and skill.
I do have plans for further books in the series, so Jack's career will continue.
Thank you again

Malcolm.
Posted by Malcolm Archibald on 13 July 2019
Thanks for Windrush
Just read the first Windrush book and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm interested to read historical novels and non-fiction but have never come across so much information about the British in Burma. Thank you. I love the pictures of Scottish landscape you put up on you Amazon site. What is the loch in the background? (I'm an expatriate Scot and seeing your images made me long to be back there!)
Sheila
Posted by Sheila Macdonald on 23 April 2019
Hi Sheila,

Thank you for the kind comments. Most of the details about Burma were taken from unpublished journals and published accounts of men who fought in one or other of the Burmese Wars. The accounts of the actual fighting at Pegu and Rangoon were taken from regimental accounts and contemporary journals, with a few notes added from my own family members who served with the British Army in Burma.
The loch is Loch Affric, west of Inverness. There's a lovely wee road that takes you into the heart of Glen Affric, with a number of paths into the hills and by the loch and river!
Posted by Malcolm Archibald on 24 April 2019
Windrush series
I have just read the entire series which I devoured in a week's time. It's such a great series. I read mostly historical fiction and Jack's military exploits are fascinating. Please tell me there is to be another book to follow. I left five star reviews for each book on Amazon and Goodreads.
Posted by Cindy Woods on 02 April 2019
Hello, Cindy

Many thanks for taking the trouble to write to me, and for the very welcome comments. It is always good to hear that people enjoy what I write! Thank you also for the five star reviews, which are the life-blood of a writer.
As it happens, I sent the next Windrush to the publishers last week. If they think it good enough, and after the editing process, it should be out in a couple of months. Our Jack is due Home leave but finds himself sent to one of the most dangerous places in the world, with an entirely different culture to learn. I do hope that you enjoy that book as well.
Thank you again for writing.
Very best regards
Malcolm
Posted by Malcolm Archibald on 03 April 2019
query about
Your story about the Morgan–Landale duel concludes with the statement "A quarter of a century later, Landale's daughter married Morgan's niece. Life continued ..."

I've tried to find out of this is a misprint or if, indeed, that was a same-sex marriage — surely unique in that day and age?

Hoping you can clear up this little mystery, thanks!
Posted by Michelle on 01 April 2019
Hi Michelle,

Congratulations! You spotted a misprint that slipped past two editors as well as me.
The passage should read: 'Landale's daughter married Morgan's nephew.'
Thank you for pointing that out. If the book is printed again, I will have it rectified.
Very best
Malcolm
Posted by Malcolm Archibald on 03 April 2019
Dundee connection
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Windrush
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Jack windrush
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Windrush Books
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Dundee at a Glance
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Malcolm's Books
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