Flora Johnston’s love of Scotland’s history began at St Andrews University and has included working at the National Museum of Scotland and a career in heritage interpretation, as well as writing several non-fiction books. Her debut novel What You Call Free (Ringwood Publishing, 2012) was described by James Robertson as ‘historical fiction of the highest quality’. Set in lowland Scotland in 1687, it’s the story of two real historical women and their struggle for freedom in an oppressive and divided society. She is now putting the finishing touches to her second novel The Paris Peacekeepers which tells the stories of three Scots and their struggle to rebuild their lives after the trauma of war. It takes place against the backdrop of negotiations for the Treaty of Versailles, as international politicians attempt to rebuild the world they have shattered. It also explores the fate of the Scottish rugby team, swept up in war fever and mown down in battle, and the untold story of their captain scorned as a conscientious objector. The novel was in part inspired by letters written by the author’s great aunt during her time as a typist in Paris at the Peace Conference.
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