Recently, Gordon and I attended a lecture by Professor Alice Roberts, the acclaimed T.V. presenter and scientist. We had not realised that before she became a Professor at Birmingham University, she had been a G.P., who then went on to specialize in skeletal medicine. She ran a course for surgeons and was eventually asked to do some examinations for ‘Time Team’ and it’s archeological digs. That led her to presenting and the B.B.C. have used her many times for her excellent presentation skills.

Her current book is about her fascination with embryology, but on our visit to her lecture we were able to give her a signed copy of ‘Where Rowans Intertwine’ and tell her it was about the Celts at the time of the Roman occupation.

She was very gracious and promised to read it. We had her sign a copy of her book based on her research to find the origin of the Celts….’The Celts – Search For a Civilization’. I am two thirds through reading the copy we bought from her and am relieved to say that nothing contradicts my own research undertaken so many years ago. We do hope she is fascinated with what Ceridwen has to tell her.


About margaretgrantauthor

After Drama school in London, where she won the best actress award, the year following Helen Mirren, Margaret chose to make drama teaching her career and wrote many customized plays for her comprehensive school pupils. But rural life beckoned and she and her husband decided to bring up their young family on the island of Anglesey in North Wales. It was during her years there, living on the beautiful mountain of Mynydd Llwydiarth, that she became fascinated by its Druid past and began the research for her first novel, which she planned to write whenever time would afford. She returned to teaching in the 1980’s but this time to a primary school, where she enjoyed writing stories for morning assembly and creating dance dramas. Since her days in teaching she has enjoyed work researching the lives of the elderly and has been involved in a variety of voluntary work. This has included Reiki healing, which has given her rich insights into the work of a healer and empathy with the main character in her first novel, ‘Where Rowans Intertwine.’ Following a move to Sheffield, she concentrated on renovating an old farm worker’s cottage and writing the much-awaited novel. She won a local writing competition for BBC Radio Sheffield: ‘My Journey to Faith - How I became a Bahá’í’ - a humble accolade, but encouraging. The first novel is complete and soon to be published on Kindle, but the second one is brewing. Recently retired to Lincolnshire, she now has the freedom to make writing more of a career.
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