Black Donald

Black Donald

by Nigel Gillson

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A small forgotten village in the valleys of the Grampian Mountains, Scotland is harbouring something that is hidden to the outside world. The head master of a boarding school is made the mayor and takes control of the village. He has all the inhabitants under his control, apart from one. Making the necessary plans to fill this gaping hole of his, he contacts Mary Cameron, a newly married woman with a history she knows nothing of.
Mary jumps at the chance of starting her own business, even in a place she knows nothing about. Dragging her husband, Iain, to the remote village of Kirkfale, Mary sets up shop with premises, resources and everything she needs. A rousing party and customers galore.
Then, the unthinkable happens. A fire erupts throughout her store and a body is found by the fire brigade. Iain is distraught.
As he fights to come to terms with the loss, a secret friend points him towards some hidden secrets that only Iain can unveil, secrets that show all is not lost, that there is a plan in motion.
Can Iain decipher that plan and save his soul mate or will he succumb to the pain and anguish thrust upon him? Will he ever see Mary again?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011349263
Publisher: Nigel Gillson
Publication date: 06/09/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 270 KB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Born in 1977, Greenock, Scotland, Nigel is the youngest of four children. His family moved to Bristol when he was only a few months old and stayed there until 1985 when they moved to the North coast of Scotland where he stay until attending the University of Dundee in 1995.

Nigel achieved a BSc (Hons) Biochemistry before going on to studying an MSc in Clinical Oncology at the University of Nottingham. During his time at university, Nigel joined an online writing group and developed his writing ability through yahoogroups, a group he continued writing for until the early part of 2010.

Nigel also grew up going to The Salvation Army where he learnt to read music and play a brass instrument. He wrote numerous songs and poems with a Christian feel, which were later published on It was not until 2007, when Nigel put his hand to Spiritual Monologues, but always felt like he wanted to do more.

Nigel graduated as a Secondary Science Teacher in 2005, after which he took on jobs of proofreading pieces from friends and colleagues. He enjoyed developing his attention to detail, a skill that has proven useful at school as well as in his writing career. He joined other online writing groups, including and published a number of articles, poems and songs through the group.

In 2011, Nigel published Black Donald, a supernatural quick read based in Scotland.

Nigel currently lives in Whitehaven, UK, with his wife, twin boys and dog.

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