Mary McGrigor

Mary McGrigor grew up in a 15th-century Scottish castle which inspired her love of history. When she was twenty she married Sir Charles McGrigor, who eventually retired to become a hill farmer in Argyll. Inspired by her surroundings she wrote a number of local histories before branching out into articles for Scottish Field and a number of books, including 'Anna: Countess of the Covenant' and 'The Tsar's Doctor', both of which are published by Birlinn. She lives near Port Sonachan in Argyll.