Mary Withall

Author

Mary Withall was born in London and was a science teacher for many years. On her retirement in 1988 she moved to Argyll and began
a second career as a historical novelist. Her novels include Beacon on the Shore (1995), The Gorse in Bloom (1996), The Poppy Orchard
(1999) and The Flight of the Cormorants (2000). In addition to her writing, she is also archivist of the Scottish Slate Islands Heritage Trust and
author of The Island that Roofed the World.

Mary Withall was born in London and was a science teacher for many years. On her retirement in 1988 she moved to Argyll and began
a second career as a historical novelist. Her novels include Beacon on the Shore (1995), The Gorse in Bloom (1996), The Poppy Orchard
(1999) and The Flight of the Cormorants (2000). In addition to her writing, she is also archivist of the Scottish Slate Islands Heritage Trust and
author of The Island that Roofed the World.

Books

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    When Patrick Gillies graduated from the University of Edinburgh’s distinguished school of medicine with honours in 1890, a high profile career as a surgeon lay ahead of him. Any city across the world would have welcomed him, and his university...