25th February is Jean Armour's birthday. Not only that, but it's the 250th anniversary of Jean Armour's birthday - so why does nobody seem to have noticed but me?
Ah well. Happy Birthday, Jean!
|Jean Armour in old age, with her grand-daughter.|
|The Bleach Green in Mauchline which figures in the tale of Jean and Robert.|
Also said to be the site of the Elbow Tavern.
The old man is Sandy Marshall, born while Jean was still alive.
|Mossgiel looking very much as it would have done in Burns's time|
|Ellisland in Dumfriesshire. They moved here from Mauchline.|
|Robert Burns: the handsome husband.|
|Jean's flower picture|
|My Scottish island novel |
with a beautiful cover by artist Alison Bell
|The wonderful Isle of Gigha|
|The original Manus McNeill.|
|Top Withens, the site, if not the building, that inspired Wuthering Heights.|
|Detail of an Ayrshire whitework baby gown|
|Continental needlework - very beautiful!|
|Detail from a Georgian christening cape that features in|
my novel, The Physic Garden