The Moss o Rora Book by Allan JR Thomson - Poems and Tales of North East Scotland

Allan comes from a Buchan crofting and farming family and will delight readers with his charity fund-raising collection of poems and stories based in and around the Peterhead area. The Moss o' Rora is five miles of land around farms and crofts and Allan opens with a brief history of the folk who worked these lands almost two hundred years ago and gives a fascinating insight into their lives.

The Moss o Rora Book by Allan JR Thomson Poems Tales North East Scotland

Allan has a lovely manner of writing, almost as if the reader is in front of a wood fire with Allan gently reading. So much so that it is difficult to put down. The mixture of facts, self-penned poetry and stories make for such a joyful read. I particularly liked "Willie's Waiscuit":

Willie got a waistcuit bocht
O' funcy claith an' colours
His mither brocht fae Peterheid
An' teen it till The Bullers…

Stories to look out for include a history of the folk who lived and worked at Mosside Croft in Hatton, the Bogie Rolls tobacco smoked in pipes by agricultural workers and the secrets of Grunny Sangster from Berrylea Croft. My favourite is the naughty deed done by the author when he was a Police Officer at the door of Number 10 Downing Street!

Proceeds from The Moss o Rora Book are donated to Ninewells Hospital Cancer Campaign through the Kirriemuir Rotary Club, of which Allan is a member. It is so easy to see why Allan has already raised over £9000 as this is the best Doric book I have read this year.

Readers benefit from a glossary of over 800 Doric words, some of which I hadn't heard of, and Allan has kindly contributed many to our A-Z Doric Words Database.

The Moss o Rora Book: Poems and Tales Of North East Scotland by Allan JR Thomson, costs £9.99 or £11.70 including postage from:

Allan J.R.Thomson
Mount Pleasant
2 Parkhill Place

Tel 01575 573632

Follow our posts on Facebook and Twitter.

Buried in Grief Novel

My new emotive, suspenseful Aberdeen crime novel is Buried in Grief.

What if the loss of a child was not every parent's worst nightmare?

Hamish and Alison wake to some awful news from the police banging at their door, but what if their trauma was only just beginning?

Read how this couple cope with their grief through to a terrifying ending.

Available in Paperback or Kindle and other devices.

Read the Opening Chapter for Free.

Advertise on Doric Phrases with packages from £20.

Advertise on DoricPhrases Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Website and Social Media Pages