|Clatteringshaws Loch, Galloway|
Cally, former writer in residence in Dumfries and Galloway, undertook the huge project of properly republishing with critical introductions, some of the work of this once best selling author: 32 books forming the Galloway Collection. You can find out more about Crockett and the newly republished books here, on the Galloway Raiders website. It's a sad lesson for all writers, really - how illusory and fleeting is fame. Crockett was a huge bestselling author in his day, with hundreds of thousands of copies sold and people eagerly anticipating his next book. After his death in 1914, changing tastes and publishing fashions meant that his books gradually disappeared from public consciousness, although you'll still find old copies in libraries here in Ayrshire and in Dumfries and Galloway. Now, under the Ayton imprint, you can explore these readable and entertaining tales of adventure, romance and derring do all over again!